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Solar eclipse of December 15, 2039

Solar eclipse of December 15, 2039
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.9458
Magnitude 1.0356
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 51s
Coordinates 80.9S 172.8E
Max. width of band 380 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 16:23:46
Saros 152 (14 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9596

A total solar eclipse will occur on December 15, 2039.


Animated path

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 2036-2039

Each member 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.

Note: Partial lunar eclipses on February 27, 2036 and August 21, 2036 occur on the previod lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2036-2039
Descending node   Ascending node
117 July 23, 2036

122 January 16, 2037

127 July 13, 2037

132 January 5, 2038

137 July 2, 2038

142 December 26, 2038

147 June 21, 2039

152 December 15, 2039


Metonic cycle

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).


External links

  • NASA graphics

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