Solar eclipse of October 4, 2070

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 4, 2070. 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 4, 2070
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.495
Magnitude0.9731
Maximum eclipse
Duration164 sec (2 m 44 s)
Coordinates32°48′S 60°24′E / 32.8°S 60.4°E / -32.8; 60.4
Max. width of band110 km (68 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse7:08:57
References
Saros135 (42 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9666

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2069–2072Edit

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]

120 April 21, 2069
 
Partial
125 October 15, 2069
 
Partial
130 April 11, 2070
 
Total
135 October 4, 2070
 
Annular
140 March 31, 2071
 
Annular
145 September 23, 2071
 
Total
150 March 19, 2072
 
Partial
155 September 12, 2072
 
Total

Saros 135Edit

It is a part of Saros cycle 135, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on July 5, 1331. It contains annular eclipses from October 21, 1511 through February 24, 2305, hybrid eclipses on March 8, 2323 and March 18, 2341 and total eclipses from March 29, 2359 through May 22, 2449. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 17, 2593. The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes, 27 seconds on May 12, 2431.

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.

Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:
 
January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)
 
December 25, 1954
(Saros 131)
 
December 4, 1983
(Saros 132)
 
November 13, 2012
(Saros 133)
 
October 25, 2041
(Saros 134)
 
October 4, 2070
(Saros 135)
 
September 14, 2099
(Saros 136)

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.

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