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Solar eclipse of May 21, 2031

 

Solar eclipse of May 21, 2031

Solar eclipse of May 21, 2031
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.197
Magnitude 0.9589
Maximum eclipse
Duration 5m 26s
Coordinates 8.9N 71.7E
Max. width of band 152 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:16:04
References
Saros 138 (32 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9577

An annular solar eclipse will occur on May 21, 2031. 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 2029-2032 2.1
    • Metonic series 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Images


Animated path

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2029-2032

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 January 14, 2029 and July 11, 2029 occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2029-2032
Descending node   Ascending node
118 June 12, 2029

Partial
123 December 5, 2029

Partial
128 June 1, 2030

Annular
133 November 25, 2030

Total
138 May 21, 2031

Annular
143 November 14, 2031

Hybrid
148 May 9, 2032

Annular
153 November 3, 2032

Partial

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

References

External links

  • NASA graphics


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