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Solar eclipse of July 24, 2055

Solar eclipse of July 24, 2055
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8012
Magnitude 1.0359
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 17s
Coordinates 33.3S 25.8E
Max. width of band 202 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:57:50
References
Saros 127 (60 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9631

A total solar eclipse will occur on July 24, 2055. 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. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2054-2058

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.
117 August 3, 2054

Partial
122 January 27, 2055

Partial
127 July 24, 2055

Total
132 January 16, 2056

Annular
137 July 12, 2056

Annular
142 January 5, 2057

Total
147 July 1, 2057

Annular
152 December 26, 2057

Total
157 June 21, 2058

Partial

Saros 127

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[1]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:
52 53 54

April 28, 1911

May 9, 1929

May 20, 1947
55 56 57

May 30, 1965

June 11, 1983

June 21, 2001
58 59 60

July 2, 2019

July 13, 2037

July 24, 2055
61 62

August 3, 2073

August 15, 2091

References

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros127.html

External links

  • NASA graphics


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