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Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13 (0980 Aug 13 BCE)

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13 (0980 Aug 13 BCE) is visible from the geographic regions shown on the map to the right. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on -0979 Aug 13 at 02:47:11 TD (19:52:09 UT1). This is 3.7 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Leo. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of -35885.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 39 and is number 42 of 72 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.

The solar eclipse of -0979 Aug 13 is one of the rare hybrid solar eclipses. In this particular case the eclipse path starts out as annular but later changes to total. It is a relatively long hybrid eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 01m48s. The eclipse magnitude is 1.0168, while Gamma has a value of -0.2386.

The hybrid solar eclipse of -0979 Aug 13 is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on -0979 Aug 27.

These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.

The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 24902.7 seconds for this eclipse. The uncertainty in ΔT is 613.8 seconds corresponding to a standard error in longitude of the eclipse path of ± 2.56°.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13 .


Eclipse Data: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.01677
Eclipse Obscuration 1.03381
Gamma-0.23857
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse -0979 Aug 13 at 02:47:11.4 TD (19:52:08.7 UT1) 1363702.327879
Ecliptic Conjunction -0979 Aug 13 at 02:44:37.1 TD (19:49:34.4 UT1) 1363702.326092
Equatorial Conjunction -0979 Aug 13 at 02:51:46.7 TD (19:56:44.0 UT1) 1363702.331064
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
-0979 Aug 13 at 02:47:11.4 TD (19:52:08.7 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension08h49m04.9s08h48m54.7s
Declination+18°04'59.4"+17°51'16.5"
Semi-Diameter 15'56.2" 15'57.0"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.8" 0°58'32.1"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l -4.0°
b 0.3°
c 17.4°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 24902.7 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 39 (42/72)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP100:01:42.817:06:40.201°06.7'N166°17.7'W
First Internal ContactP202:05:26.719:10:24.020°40.9'S170°13.0'E
Last Internal ContactP303:28:50.020:33:47.339°33.6'S053°21.4'W
Last External ContactP405:32:32.122:37:29.418°06.9'S074°45.8'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N101:11:49.218:16:46.526°21.4'N167°13.2'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S101:33:42.718:38:40.139°10.2'S173°29.5'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N204:22:38.121:27:35.407°12.1'N048°48.3'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S204:00:25.121:05:22.456°55.2'S075°40.3'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU101:02:00.318:06:57.603°35.2'S179°49.9'W
First Internal ContactU201:02:02.518:06:59.803°35.5'S179°50.3'W
Last Internal ContactU304:32:15.921:37:13.222°46.6'S061°26.8'W
Last External ContactU404:32:19.021:37:16.322°46.3'S061°27.4'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N101:02:01.518:06:58.803°35.9'S179°49.9'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S101:02:01.318:06:58.603°34.8'S179°50.3'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N204:32:17.621:37:14.922°45.7'S061°26.8'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S204:32:17.321:37:14.622°47.2'S061°27.3'W

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C101:02:01.418:06:58.703°35.3'S179°50.1'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C204:32:17.521:37:14.822°46.5'S061°27.1'W

Explanation of Central Line Extremes Table

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse02:47:11.419:52:08.704°30.7'N136°15.2'E 76.2° 9.6° 59.1 km01m48.18s
Greatest Duration02:47:33.619:52:30.904°28.7'N119°36.0'W 76.2° 8.8° 59.1 km01m48.18s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13

Polynomial Besselian Elements
-0979 Aug 13 at 03:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.07476 -0.25559 18.0814 0.54613 -0.00003 224.5515
1 0.54551 -0.09691 -0.0108 -0.00012 -0.00012 15.0012
2 -0.00001 -0.00011 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046592
Tan ƒ2 0.0046360

At time t1 (decimal hours), each besselian element is evaluated by:

x = x0 + x1*t + x2*t2 + x3*t3 (or x = Σ [xn*tn]; n = 0 to 3)

where: t = t1 - t0 (decimal hours) and t0 = 3.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13 (0980 Aug 13 BCE)

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Calendar

The Gregorian calendar (also called the Western calendar) is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582. On this website, the Gregorian calendar is used for all calendar dates from 1582 Oct 15 onwards. Before that date, the Julian calendar is used. For more information on this topic, see Calendar Dates.

The Julian calendar does not include the year 0. Thus the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE (See: BCE/CE Dating Conventions). This is awkward for arithmetic calculations. Years in this catalog are numbered astronomically and include the year 0. Historians should note there is a difference of one year between astronomical dates and BCE dates. Thus, the astronomical year 0 corresponds to 1 BCE, and astronomical year -1 corresponds to 2 BCE, etc..

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Hybrid Solar Eclipse of -0979 Aug 13 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. The predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 24902.7 seconds for this eclipse. The uncertainty in ΔT is 613.8 seconds corresponding to a standard error in longitude of the eclipse path of ± 2.56°.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this website is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

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