Solar eclipse of September 12, 2034

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Solar eclipse of September 12, 2034
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration178 sec (2 m 58 s)
Coordinates18°12′S 72°36′W / 18.2°S 72.6°W / -18.2; -72.6
Max. width of band102 km (63 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse16:19:28
Saros135 (40 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9584

An annular solar eclipse will occur on September 12, 2034. 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.

The eclipse will commence over the southern Atlantic Ocean, and enter South America. Countries under the path include northern Chile, southern Bolivia, northern Argentina, southern Paraguay, and southern Brazil. The eclipse will then enter the Pacific Ocean, and terminate approximately 2,000 miles (3,200 km) southeast of South America.[1]


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2033-2036[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.[2]

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).


  1. ^ "Path of Annular Solar Eclipse of 2034 Sep 12". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Eclipse Website. NASA. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ 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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