Solar eclipse of October 13, 2061

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 13, 2061. 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 October 13, 2061
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Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.9639
Magnitude0.9469
Maximum eclipse
Duration221 sec (3 m 41 s)
Coordinates62°06′S 54°24′W / 62.1°S 54.4°W / -62.1; -54.4
Max. width of band743 km (462 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:32:10
References
Saros154 (9 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9645

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2059–2061Edit

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 2059–2061
119 May 22, 2058
 
Partial
124 November 16, 2058
 
Partial
129 May 11, 2059
 
Total
134 November 5, 2059
 
Annular
139 April 30, 2060
 
Total
144 October 24, 2060
 
Annular
149 April 20, 2061
 
Total
154 October 13, 2061
 
Annular

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.[2]

Octon series with 21 events between May 21, 1993 and August 2, 2065
May 20–21 March 8–9 December 25–26 October 13–14 August 1–2
98 100 102 104 106
May 21, 1955 March 9, 1959 December 26, 1962 October 14, 1966 August 2, 1970
108 110 112 114 116
May 21, 1974 March 9, 1978 December 26, 1981 October 14, 1985 August 1, 1989
118 120 122 124 126
 
May 21, 1993
 
March 9, 1997
 
December 25, 2000
 
October 14, 2004
 
August 1, 2008
128 130 132 134 136
 
May 20, 2012
 
March 9, 2016
 
December 26, 2019
 
October 14, 2023
 
August 2, 2027
138 140 142 144 146
 
May 21, 2031
 
March 9, 2035
 
December 26, 2038
 
October 14, 2042
 
August 2, 2046
148 150 152 154 156
 
May 20, 2050
 
March 9, 2054
 
December 26, 2057
 
October 13, 2061
 
August 2, 2065
158 160 162 164 166
 
May 20, 2069
March 8, 2073 December 26, 2076 October 13, 2080 August 1, 2084

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. ^ Note S1: Eclipses & Predictions in Freeth, Tony (2014). "Eclipse Prediction on the Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculating Machine Known as the Antikythera Mechanism". PLOS ONE. 9 (7): e103275. Bibcode:2014PLoSO...9j3275F. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103275. PMC 4116162. PMID 25075747.

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