Solar eclipse of October 2, 2024

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 2, 2024. 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.

Solar eclipse of October 2, 2024
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Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.3509
Magnitude0.9326
Maximum eclipse
Duration445 sec (7 m 25 s)
Coordinates22°00′S 114°30′W / 22°S 114.5°W
Max. width of band266 km (165 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse18:46:13
References
Saros144 (17 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9562

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Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 2022-2025

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]

Solar eclipse series sets from 2022-2025
Ascending node   Descending node
119 April 30, 2022
SE2022Apr30P
Partial
124 October 25, 2022
SE2022Oct25P
Partial
129 April 20, 2023
SE2023Apr20H
Hybrid
134 October 14, 2023
SE2023Oct14A
Annular
139 April 8, 2024
SE2024Apr08T
Total
144 October 2, 2024
SE2024Oct02A
Annular
149 March 29, 2025
SE2025Mar29P
Partial
154 September 21, 2025
SE2025Sep21P
Partial

Saros 129

It is a part of Saros cycle 129, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 80 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 3, 1103. It contains annular eclipses on May 6, 1464 through March 18, 1969, hybrid eclipses on April 8, 2005 and April 20, 2023 and total eclipses from April 30, 2041 through July 26, 2185. The series ends at member 80 as a partial eclipse on February 21, 2528. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 43 seconds on June 25, 2131 .[2]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:
46 47 48
SE1915Feb14A
February 14, 1915
SE1933Feb24A
February 24, 1933
SE1951Mar07A
March 7, 1951
49 50 51
SE1969Mar18A
March 18, 1969
SE1987Mar29H
March 29, 1987
SE2005Apr08H
April 8, 2005
52 53 54
SE2023Apr20H
April 20, 2023
SE2041Apr30T
April 30, 2041
SE2059May11T
May 11, 2059
55 56
SE2077May22T
May 22, 2077
SE2095Jun02T
June 2, 2095

Metonic cycle

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).

21 events between July 22, 1971 and July 22, 2047
July 21-22 May 9-11 February 26-27 December 14-15 October 2-3
116 118 120 122 124
SE1971Jul22P
July 22, 1971
SE1975May11P
May 11, 1975
SE1979Feb26T
February 26, 1979
SE1982Dec15P
December 15, 1982
SE1986Oct03H
October 3, 1986
126 128 130 132 134
SE1990Jul22T
July 22, 1990
SE1994May10A
May 10, 1994
SE1998Feb26T
February 26, 1998
SE2001Dec14A
December 14, 2001
SE2005Oct03A
October 3, 2005
136 138 140 142 144
SE2009Jul22T
July 22, 2009
SE2013May10A
May 10, 2013
SE2017Feb26A
February 26, 2017
SE2020Dec14T
December 14, 2020
SE2024Oct02A
October 2, 2024
146 148 150 152 154
SE2028Jul22T
July 22, 2028
SE2032May09A
May 9, 2032
SE2036Feb27P
February 27, 2036
SE2039Dec15T
December 15, 2039
SE2043Oct03A
October 3, 2043
156
SE2047Jul22P

July 22, 2047

References

  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. ^ Espenak, F. "NASA Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 129". eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

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