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A total solar eclipse will occur on August 24, 2063. 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.

Solar eclipse of August 24, 2063
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Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.2771
Magnitude1.075
Maximum eclipse
Duration349 sec (5 m 49 s)
Coordinates25°36′N 168°24′E / 25.6°N 168.4°E / 25.6; 168.4
Max. width of band252 km (157 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse1:22:11
References
Saros136 (40 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9649

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Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2062-2065Edit

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]

121 March 11, 2062
 
Partial
126 September 3, 2062
 
Partial
131 February 28, 2063
 
Annular
136 August 24, 2063
 
Total
141 February 17, 2064
 
Annular
146 August 12, 2064
 
Total
151 February 5, 2065
 
Partial
156 August 2, 2065
 
Partial

Saros 136Edit

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 7.74 seconds. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.[2]

Metonic cycleEdit

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).

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ SEsaros136 at NASA.gov

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