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Solar eclipse of May 1, 2079

 

Solar eclipse of May 1, 2079

Solar eclipse of May 1, 2079
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.9081
Magnitude 1.0512
Maximum eclipse
Duration 175 sec (2 m 55 s)
Coordinates
Max. width of band 406 km (252 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 10:50:13
References
Saros 149 (24 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9685

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 1, 2079. 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's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. The eclipse will be visible in Greenland, parts of eastern Canada (including Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) and parts of the northeastern United States (including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, [[Pennsylvania

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