Solar eclipse of September 12, 2053

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Solar eclipse of September 12, 2053
SE2053Sep12T.png
Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.314
Magnitude1.0328
Maximum eclipse
Duration184 sec (3 m 4 s)
Coordinates21°30′N 41°42′E / 21.5°N 41.7°E / 21.5; 41.7
Max. width of band116 km (72 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse9:34:09
References
Saros145 (24 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000)9626

A total solar eclipse will occur on September 12, 2053. 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. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2051–2054[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 11, 2051
SE2051Apr11P.png
Partial
125 October 4, 2051
SE2051Oct04P.png
Partial
130 March 30, 2052
SE2052Mar30T.png
Total
135 September 22, 2052
SE2052Sep22A.png
Annular
140 March 20, 2053
SE2053Mar20A.png
Annular
145 September 12, 2053
SE2053Sep12T.png
Total
150 March 9, 2054
SE2054Mar09P.png
Partial
155 September 2, 2054
SE2054Sep02P.png
Partial

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).

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.