Solar eclipse of September 12, 2072

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Solar eclipse of September 12, 2072
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.9655
Magnitude 1.0558
Maximum eclipse
Duration 193 sec (3 m 13 s)
Coordinates 69°48′N 102°00′E / 69.8°N 102°E / 69.8; 102
Max. width of band 732 km (455 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 8:59:20
References
Saros 155 (9 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9670

A total solar eclipse will occur on September 12, 2072. 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 2069-2072[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.

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

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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