Solar eclipse of November 4, 2078

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Solar eclipse of November 4, 2078
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2285
Magnitude 0.9255
Maximum eclipse
Duration 509 sec (8 m 29 s)
Coordinates 27°48′S 83°18′W / 27.8°S 83.3°W / -27.8; -83.3
Max. width of band 287 km (178 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 16:55:44
References
Saros 144 (20 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9684

An annular solar eclipse will occur on November 4, 2078. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2076-2079[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.

119 June 1, 2076
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Partial
124 November 26, 2076
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Partial
129 May 22, 2077
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Total
134 November 15, 2077
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Annular
139 May 11, 2078
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Total
144 November 4, 2078
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Annular
149 May 1, 2079
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Total
154 October 24, 2079
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Annular

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

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