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Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09
The Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: east Asia, Australia, Pacific
- Total Eclipse: Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Pacific
The map to the right depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. 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 2016 Mar 09 at 01:58:19 TD (01:57:11 UT1). This is 1.2 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Aquarius. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1153.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 130 and is number 52 of 73 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons descending node. The Moon moves northward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma increases.
The total solar eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 2016 Mar 23.
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 68.0 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Path Table: Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 - coordinates of the central line and path limits
- Circumstances Table: Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 130 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 .