Solar eclipse of October 2, 2024

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Solar eclipse of October 2, 2024
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.3509
Magnitude0.9326
Maximum eclipse
Duration445 sec (7 m 25 s)
Coordinates22°00′S 114°30′W / 22°S 114.5°W / -22; -114.5
Max. width of band266 km (165 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse18:46:13
References
Saros144 (17 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9562

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 2, 2024. 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.

Other than a small portion near the southern tips of Argentina and Chile, the path of the eclipse's antumbra will be entirely over the Pacific Ocean. The penumbra will be visible from southern South America, Hawaii and portions of Antarctica.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2022–2025[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]

Saros 144[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 144, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 11, 1736. It contains annular eclipses from July 7, 1880 through August 27, 2565. There are no total eclipses in the series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on May 5, 2980. The longest duration of annularity will be 9 minutes, 52 seconds on December 29, 2168.

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's descending node.

References[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.

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