Solar eclipse of September 23, 2071

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Solar eclipse of September 23, 2071
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.262
Magnitude1.0333
Maximum eclipse
Duration191 sec (3 m 11 s)
Coordinates14°12′N 76°42′W / 14.2°N 76.7°W / 14.2; -76.7
Max. width of band116 km (72 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse17:20:28
References
Saros145 (25 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000)9668

A total solar eclipse will occur on September 23, 2071. 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]

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

Saros series 145[edit]

This solar eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 145, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours, containing 77 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, and reached a first annular eclipse on June 6, 1891. It was a hybrid event on June 17, 1909, and total eclipses from June 29, 1927, through September 9, 2648. The series ends at member 77 as a partial eclipse on April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds.[2]

Notes[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.
  2. ^ Espenak, Fred (September 26, 2009). "Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 145". NASA. Archived from the original on September 30, 2009.

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