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Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02
The Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: Pacific, south South America
- Annular Eclipse: south Chile, south Argentina
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 2024 Oct 02 at 18:46:13 TD (18:45:02 UT1). This is 0.0 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Virgo. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1259.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 144 and is number 17 of 70 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 annular solar eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 is preceded two weeks earlier by a partial lunar eclipse on 2024 Sep 18.
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 71.5 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Path Table: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 - coordinates of the central line and path limits
- Circumstances Table: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 144 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2024 Oct 02 .