Solar eclipse of February 28, 2063

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 28, 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Solar eclipse of February 28, 2063
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.336
Magnitude0.9293
Maximum eclipse
Duration461 sec (7 m 41 s)
Coordinates25°12′S 77°42′E / 25.2°S 77.7°E / -25.2; 77.7
Max. width of band280 km (170 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse7:43:30
References
Saros131 (53 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9648

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 131Edit

It is a part of Saros cycle 131, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 1, 1125. It contains total eclipses from March 27, 1522 through May 30, 1612 and hybrid eclipses from June 10, 1630 through July 24, 1702, and annular eclipses from August 4, 1720 through June 18, 2243. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on September 2, 2369. The longest duration of totality was only 58 seconds on May 30, 1612. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending node.

Series members 33–70 occur between 1702 and 2369
33 34 35
 
July 24, 1702
 
August 4, 1720
 
August 15, 1738
36 37 38
 
August 25, 1756
 
September 6, 1774
 
September 16, 1792
39 40 41
 
September 28, 1810
 
October 9, 1828
 
October 20, 1846
42 43 44
 
October 30, 1864
 
November 10, 1882
 
November 22, 1900
45 46 47
 
December 3, 1918
 
December 13, 1936
 
December 25, 1954
48 49 50
 
January 4, 1973
 
January 15, 1991
 
January 26, 2009
51 52 53
 
February 6, 2027
 
February 16, 2045
 
February 28, 2063
54 55 56
 
March 10, 2081
 
March 21, 2099
 
April 2, 2117
57 58 59
 
April 13, 2135
 
April 23, 2153
 
May 5, 2171
60 61 62
 
May 15, 2189
 
May 27, 2207
 
June 6, 2225
63 64 65
 
June 18, 2243
 
June 28, 2261
 
July 9, 2279
66 67 68
 
July 20, 2297
 
August 1, 2315
 
August 11, 2333
69 70
 
August 22, 2351
 
September 2, 2369

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.

External linksEdit