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Solar eclipse of May 11, 2059

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Nature  Total
Magnitude  1.0242
Max. width of band  95 km (59 mi)
Start date  May 11, 2059
Gamma  -0.508
Duration  143 sec (2 m 23 s)
Greatest eclipse  19:22:16
Solar eclipse of May 11, 2059

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 11, 2059. 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.

Solar eclipses 2059-2061

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.


Solar eclipse of May 11, 2059 Wikipedia

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