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Solar eclipse of December 16, 2085

 

Solar eclipse of December 16, 2085

Solar eclipse of December 16, 2085
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.2786
Magnitude 0.9971
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 19s
Coordinates 7.3S 160.8W
Max. width of band 10 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:37:48
References
Saros 143 (27 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9700

An annular solar eclipse will occur on December 16, 2085. 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.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses 2083-2087 1.1
    • Saros 143 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2083-2087

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.
118 July 15, 2083

Partial
123 January 7, 2084

Partial
128 July 3, 2084

Annular
133 December 27, 2084

Total
138 June 22, 2085

Annular
143 December 16, 2085

Annular
148 June 11, 2086

Total
153 December 6, 2086

Partial
158 June 1, 2087

Partial

Saros 143

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[1]

Series members 17-28 occur between 1901 and 2100:
17 18 19

August 30, 1905

September 10, 1923

September 21, 1941
20 21 22

October 2, 1959

October 12, 1977

October 24, 1995
23 24 25

November 3, 2013

November 14, 2031

November 25, 2049
26 27 28

December 6, 2067

December 16, 2085

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros143.html

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements


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