Solar eclipse of April 11, 2051

A partial solar eclipse will occur on Tuesday, April 11, 2051. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

Solar eclipse of April 11, 2051
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates71°36′N 32°12′E / 71.6°N 32.2°E / 71.6; 32.2
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse2:10:39
Saros120 (63 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9621

The umbral shadow of the moon will pass just above the north pole of the earth. It's a largest partial solar eclipse in 21st century.[1]

The maximal phase of the partial eclipse (0.98) will be recorded in Barents Sea. The eclipse wii be observed on the north-east of Europe and practically throughout in Asia, on north on Canada and Grenland and everywhere in US state Alaska.

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2051–2054Edit

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]

Saros 120Edit

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 120, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 27, 933 AD, and reached an annular eclipse on August 11, 1059. It was a hybrid event for 3 dates: May 8, 1510, through May 29, 1546, and total eclipses from June 8, 1564, through March 30, 2033. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 7, 2195. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 50 seconds on March 9, 1997. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.


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  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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