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Solar eclipse of February 16, 2045

Solar eclipse of February 16, 2045
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.3125
Magnitude 0.9285
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 47s
Coordinates 28.3S 166.2W
Max. width of band 281 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:56:07
References
Saros 131 (52 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9607

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 16, 2045. 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.

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Animated path

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 2044-2047

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.
Solar eclipse series sets from 2044-2047
Ascending node   Descending node
121 February 28, 2044

Annular
126 August 23, 2044

Total
131 February 16, 2045

Annular
136 August 12, 2045

Total
141 February 5, 2046

Annular
146 August 2, 2046

Total
151 January 26, 2047

Partial
156 July 22, 2047

Partial
Partial solar eclipses on June 23, 2047 and December 16, 2047 occur on the next lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 131

It is a part of Saros cycle 131, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 1, 1125. It contains total eclipses from March 27, 1522 through May 30, 1612 and hybrid eclipses from June 10, 1630 through July 24, 1702, and annular eclipses from August 4, 1720 through June 18, 2243. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on September 2, 2369. The longest duration of totality was only 58 seconds on May 30, 1612.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:
46 47 48

December 3, 1918

December 13, 1936

December 25, 1954
49 50 51

January 4, 1973

January 15, 1991

January 26, 2009
52 53 54

February 6, 2027

February 16, 2045

February 28, 2063
55 56

March 10, 2081

March 21, 2099

References

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros131.html

External links

  • http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot2001/SE2045Feb16A.GIF


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