Solar eclipse of October 4, 2070

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Solar eclipse of October 4, 2070
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.495
Magnitude0.9731
Maximum eclipse
Duration164 sec (2 m 44 s)
Coordinates32°48′S 60°24′E / 32.8°S 60.4°E / -32.8; 60.4
Max. width of band110 km (68 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse7:08:57
References
Saros135 (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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2069-2072[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]

120 April 21, 2069
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Partial
125 October 15, 2069
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Partial
130 April 11, 2070
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Total
135 October 4, 2070
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Annular
140 March 31, 2071
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Annular
145 September 23, 2071
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Total
150 March 19, 2072
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Partial
155 September 12, 2072
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Total

Inex series[edit]

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.

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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