Solar eclipse of October 14, 2023

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Solar eclipse of October 14, 2023
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.3753
Magnitude 0.952
Maximum eclipse
Duration 317 sec (5 m 17 s)
Coordinates 11°24′N 83°06′W / 11.4°N 83.1°W / 11.4; -83.1
Max. width of band 187 km (116 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 18:00:41
Saros 134 (44 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9560

An annular solar eclipse will occur on Saturday, October 14, 2023. 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. This will be the second annular eclipse visible from Albuquerque in 11 years, where it crosses the path of the May 2012 eclipse. The cities of San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas will also be in the direct path of this annular eclipse.

Future total solar eclipse will cross the United States in April 2024 (12 states) and August 2045 (10 states), and an annular solar eclipse will occur in June 2048 (9 states).


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2022-2025[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.

Saros 134[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 134, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 22, 1248. It contains total eclipses from October 9, 1428 through December 24, 1554 and hybrid eclipses from January 3, 1573 through June 27, 1843, and annular eclipses from July 8, 1861 through May 21, 2384. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 6, 2510. The longest duration of totality was 1 minutes, 30 seconds on October 9, 1428.[1]

Metonic series[edit]


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