Solar eclipse of March 10, 2081

An annular solar eclipse will occur on Monday, March 10, 2081. 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 March 10, 2081
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration456 sec (7 m 36 s)
Coordinates22°24′S 36°42′W / 22.4°S 36.7°W / -22.4; -36.7
Max. width of band277 km (172 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse15:23:31
Saros131 (54 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9689

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2080–2083Edit

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 21, 2080
126 September 13, 2080
131 March 10, 2081
136 September 3, 2081
141 February 27, 2082
146 August 24, 2082
151 February 16, 2083
156 August 13, 2083

Inex seriesEdit

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.


  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.

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