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Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019

Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4135
Magnitude 0.9701
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 40s
Coordinates 1N 102.3E
Max. width of band 118 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:18:53
References
Saros 132 (46 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9552

An annular solar eclipse will occur on December 26, 2019. 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. The total annular eclipse will be visible in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, southern India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Borneo and Guam.

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Animated path

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2018-2021

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 solar eclipses on February 15, 2018, and August 11, 2018, occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2018–2021
Ascending node   Descending node
117 July 13, 2018

Partial
122 January 6, 2019

Partial
127 July 2, 2019

Total
132 December 26, 2019

Annular
137 June 21, 2020

Annular
142 December 14, 2020

Total
147 June 10, 2021

Annular
152 December 4, 2021

Total

Saros 132

It is a part of Saros cycle 132, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 13, 1208. It contains annular eclipses from March 17, 1569 through March 12, 2146, hybrid on March 23, 2164 and April 3, 2183 and total eclipses from April 14, 2200 through June 19, 2308. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 25, 2470. The longest duration of annular was 4 minutes, 2 seconds on 1965 Nov 23, and totality will be 2 minutes, 14 seconds on May 27, 2272.[1]

Series members 40-50 occur between 1901 and 2100:
40 41 42

October 22, 1911

November 1, 1929

November 12, 1947
43 44 45

November 23, 1965

December 4, 1983

December 14, 2001
46 47 48

December 26, 2019

January 5, 2038

January 16, 2056
49 50

January 27, 2074

February 7, 2092

Metonic series

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).

This series has 21 eclipse events between May 21, 1993 and May 20, 2069.

May 20-21 March 9 December 25-26 October 13-14 August 1-2
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

May 20, 2069

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros132.html

References

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