Solar eclipse of October 24, 2079

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Solar eclipse of October 24, 2079
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9243
Magnitude 0.9484
Maximum eclipse
Duration 219 sec (3 m 39 s)
Coordinates 63°24′S 160°36′W / 63.4°S 160.6°W / -63.4; -160.6
Max. width of band 495 km (308 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 18:11:21
References
Saros 154 (10 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9686

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 24, 2079. 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

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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