90 Miles From Tyranny : Solar Eclipse On May 10th for Northern Australia...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Solar Eclipse On May 10th for Northern Australia...



Solar eclipse of May 10, 2013

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Solar eclipse of May 10, 2013
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Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.2694
Magnitude0.9544
Maximum eclipse
Duration6m 3s
Coordinates2.2N 175.5E
Max. width of band173 km
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin21:25:10
(U1) Total begin22:30:34
Greatest eclipse0:26:20
(U4) Total end2:19:58
(P4) Partial end3:25:23
References
Saros138 (31 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9537
An annular solar eclipse will take place on May 9 - 10 (UTC), 2013, with a magnitude of 0.9544. A solar eclipse occurs when theMoon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially 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, causing the Sun to look like an annulus(ring), blocking most of the Sun's light. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide.
Annularity will be visible from northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean, with the maximum of 6 minutes 3 seconds visible from the Pacific Ocean east of French Polynesia.

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