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Solar eclipse of May 31, 2068

Solar eclipse of May 31, 2068
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.797
Magnitude 1.011
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 6s
Coordinates 31S 123.2E
Max. width of band 63 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 3:56:39
References
Saros 148 (24 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9660

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 31, 2068. 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 2065-2069

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.
118 July 3, 2065

Partial
123 December 27, 2065

Partial
128 June 22, 2066

Annular
133 December 17, 2066

Total
138 June 11, 2067

Annular
143 December 6, 2067

Hybrid
148 May 31, 2068

Total
153 November 24, 2068

Partial
158 May 20, 2069

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 June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2087.

May 31 – June 1 March 20 January 5–6 October 24–25 August 12–13
118 119 121 123 125

June 1, 2011

March 20, 2015

January 6, 2019

October 25, 2022

August 12, 2026
128 129 131 133 135

June 1, 2030

March 20, 2034

January 5, 2038

October 25, 2041

August 12, 2045
138 139 141 143 145

May 31, 2049

March 20, 2053

January 5, 2057

October 24, 2060

August 12, 2064
148 149 151 153 155

May 31, 2068

March 19, 2072

January 6, 2076

October 24, 2079

August 13, 2083
157

June 1, 2087

Notes

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements


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