Solar eclipse of October 24, 2060

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Solar eclipse of October 24, 2060
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2625
Magnitude 0.9277
Maximum eclipse
Duration 486 sec (8 m 6 s)
Coordinates 25°48′S 28°06′E / 25.8°S 28.1°E / -25.8; 28.1
Max. width of band 281 km (175 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:24:10
Saros 144 (19 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9643

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 24, 2060. 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 2059-2061[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.

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).


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