Solar eclipse of January 6, 2076

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, January 6, 2076. 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 6, 2076
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.9373
Magnitude1.0342
Maximum eclipse
Duration109 sec (1 m 49 s)
Coordinates87°12′S 173°42′W / 87.2°S 173.7°W / -87.2; -173.7
Max. width of band340 km (210 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:07:27
References
Saros152 (16 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9677

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2073–2076Edit

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]

122 February 7, 2073
 
Partial
127 August 3, 2073
 
Total
132 January 27, 2074
 
Annular
137 July 24, 2074
 
Annular
142 January 16, 2075
 
Total
147 July 13, 2075
 
Annular
152 January 6, 2076
 
Total
157 July 1, 2076
 
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 seriesEdit

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's descending node.

21 eclipse events between June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2087
May 31 – June 1 March 19–20 January 5–6 October 24–25 August 12–13
118 120 122 124 126
 
June 1, 2011
 
March 20, 2015
 
January 6, 2019
 
October 25, 2022
 
August 12, 2026
128 130 132 134 136
 
June 1, 2030
 
March 20, 2034
 
January 5, 2038
 
October 25, 2041
 
August 12, 2045
138 140 142 144 146
 
May 31, 2049
 
March 20, 2053
 
January 5, 2057
 
October 24, 2060
 
August 12, 2064
148 150 152 154 156
 
May 31, 2068
 
March 19, 2072
 
January 6, 2076
 
October 24, 2079
 
August 13, 2083
158 160 162 164 166
 
June 1, 2087
 
October 24, 2098

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