Solar eclipse of May 31, 2068

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Solar eclipse of May 31, 2068
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.797
Magnitude1.011
Maximum eclipse
Duration66 sec (1 m 6 s)
Coordinates31°00′S 123°12′E / 31°S 123.2°E / -31; 123.2
Max. width of band63 km (39 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse3:56:39
References
Saros148 (24 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000)9660

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 31, 2068. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2065–2069[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.[1]

118 July 3, 2065
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Partial
123 December 27, 2065
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Partial
128 June 22, 2066
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Annular
133 December 17, 2066
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Total
138 June 11, 2067
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Annular
143 December 6, 2067
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Hybrid
148 May 31, 2068
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Total
153 November 24, 2068
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Partial
158 May 20, 2069
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Partial

Saros 148[edit]

Solar saros 148, repeating every about 18 years and 11 days, contains 75 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on September 21, 1653. It has annular eclipses on April 29, 2014, and May 9, 2032, and a hybrid eclipse on May 20, 2050. It has total eclipses from May 31, 2068, to August 3, 2771. The series ends at member 75 as a partial eclipse on December 12, 2987. The longest total eclipse will be on April 26, 2609, at 5 minutes and 23 seconds.[2]

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition, the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's descending node.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.

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