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Solar eclipse of February 28, 2044

 

Solar eclipse of February 28, 2044

Solar eclipse of February 28, 2044
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9954
Magnitude 0.96
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 27s
Coordinates 62.2S 25.6W
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:24:40
References
Saros 121 (62 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9605

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 28, 2044. 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

  • Images 1
  • Related eclipses 2
    • Solar eclipses of 2044-2047 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Images


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.

References

External links

  • http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot2001/SE2044Feb28A.GIF


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