Solar eclipse of October 4, 2070
|Solar eclipse of October 4, 2070|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||164 sec (2 m 44 s)|
|Max. width of band||110 km (68 mi)|
|Saros||135 (42 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9666|
An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 4, 2070. 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.
Solar eclipses 2069-2072
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.
|120||April 21, 2069
|125||October 15, 2069|
|130||April 11, 2070
|135||October 4, 2070|
|140||March 31, 2071
|145||September 23, 2071|
|150||March 19, 2072
|155||September 12, 2072|
This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.
|Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:|
January 14, 1926
December 25, 1954
December 4, 1983
November 13, 2012
October 25, 2041
October 4, 2070
September 14, 2099
- 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.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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