Solar eclipse of May 9, 2032

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Solar eclipse of May 9, 2032
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9375
Magnitude 0.9957
Maximum eclipse
Duration 22 sec (0 m 22 s)
Coordinates 51°18′S 7°06′W / 51.3°S 7.1°W / -51.3; -7.1
Max. width of band 44 km (27 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:26:42
Saros 148 (22 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9579

An annular solar eclipse will occur on May 9, 2032. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2029-2032[edit]

Each member 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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on January 14, 2029 and July 11, 2029 occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Metonic cycle[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).


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