Solar eclipse of January 16, 2094

A total solar eclipse will occur on January 16, 2094. 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 January 16, 2094
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.9333
Magnitude1.0342
Maximum eclipse
Duration111 sec (1 m 51 s)
Coordinates84°48′S 10°36′W / 84.8°S 10.6°W / -84.8; -10.6
Max. width of band329 km (204 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse18:59:03
References
Saros152 (17 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9718

This total eclipse is notable in that the path of totality passes over the South Pole.

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2091–2094Edit

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]

Solar eclipses 2091–2094
122 February 18, 2091
 
Partial
127 August 15, 2091
 
Total
132 February 7, 2092
 
Annular
137 August 3, 2092
 
Annular
142 January 27, 2093
 
Total
147 July 23, 2093
 
Annular
152 January 16, 2094
 
Total
157 July 12, 2094
 
Partial

Saros 152Edit

Solar saros 152, repeating every about 18 years and 11 days, contains 70 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on July 26, 1805. It has total eclipses from November 2, 1967, to September 14, 2490; hybrid eclipses from September 26, 2508, to October 17, 2544; and annular eclipses from October 29, 2562, to June 16, 2941. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on August 20, 3049. The longest total eclipse will occur on June 9, 2328, at 5 minutes and 15 seconds; the longest annular eclipse will occur on February 16, 2743, at 5 minutes and 20 seconds.[2]

Series members 7–17 occur between 1901 and 2100:
7 8 9
 
September 30, 1913
 
October 11, 1931
 
October 21, 1949
10 11 12
 
November 2, 1967
 
November 12, 1985
 
November 23, 2003
13 14 15
 
December 4, 2021
 
December 15, 2039
 
December 26, 2057
16 17
 
January 6, 2076
 
January 16, 2094

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).

NotesEdit

  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. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.

ReferencesEdit