Solar eclipse of May 22, 2096

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 22, 2096. 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. This will be the first eclipse of saros series 139 to exceed series 136 in length of totality. The length of totality for saros 139 is increasing, while that of Saros 136 is decreasing.

Solar eclipse of May 22, 2096
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Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1196
Magnitude 1.0737
Maximum eclipse
Duration 367 sec (6 m 7 s)
Coordinates 27°18′N 153°24′E / 27.3°N 153.4°E
Max. width of band 241 km (150 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 1:37:14
References
Saros 139 (34 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9724

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2094-2098

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

119 June 13, 2094
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Partial
124 December 7, 2094
SE2094Dec07P
Partial
129 June 2, 2095
SE2095Jun02T
Total
134 November 27, 2095
SE2095Nov27A
Annular
139 May 22, 2096
SE2096May22T
Total
144 November 15, 2096
SE2096Nov15A
Annular
149 May 11, 2097
SE2097May11T
Total
154 November 4, 2097
SE2097Nov04A
Annular
  164 October 24, 2098
SE2098Oct24P
Partial

Saros 139

It is a part of saros series 139, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 17, 1501. It contains hybrid eclipses on August 11, 1627 through December 9, 1825 and total eclipses from December 21, 1843 through March 26, 2601. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 3, 2763. Members in the same column are one exeligmos apart and thus occur in the same geographic area.

The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186.[2] This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.[3]

Series members 24–39 occur between 1901 and 2100
24 25 26
SE1916Feb03T
February 3, 1916
SE1934Feb14T
February 14, 1934
SE1952Feb25T
February 25, 1952
27 28 29
SE1970Mar07T
March 7, 1970
SE1988Mar18T
March 18, 1988
SE2006Mar29T
March 29, 2006
30 31 32
SE2024Apr08T
April 8, 2024
SE2042Apr20T
April 20, 2042
SE2060Apr30T
April 30, 2060
33 34 35
SE2078May11T
May 11, 2078
SE2096May22T
May 22, 2096
SE2114Jun03T
June 3, 2114
36 37 38
SE2132Jun13T
June 13, 2132
SE2150Jun25T
June 25, 2150
SE2168Jul05T
July 5, 2168
39
SE2186Jul16T

July 16, 2186

Notes

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.
  3. ^ Ten Millennium Catalog of Long Solar Eclipses, -3999 to +6000 (4000 BCE to 6000 CE) Fred Espenak.

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