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Solar eclipse of June 21, 2039

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Nature  Annular
Magnitude  0.9454
Max. width of band  365 km (227 mi)
Start date  June 21, 2039
Gamma  0.8312
Duration  245 sec (4 m 5 s)
Greatest eclipse  17:12:54
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Solar eclipse of june 21 2039


An annular solar eclipse will occur on June 21, 2039. 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. This eclipse will start only a few hours after the northern solstice and most of the path will go across areas with midnight sun. For mainland Norway and Sweden it will be the first central solar eclipse since June 1954.

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Solar eclipses of 2036-2039

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 lunar eclipses on February 27, 2036 and August 21, 2036 occur on the previod lunar year eclipse set.

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).

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Solar eclipse of June 21, 2039 Wikipedia


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