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Total Solar Eclipse of 2043 Apr 09
The Total Solar Eclipse of 2043 Apr 09 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: north North America, northeast Asia
- Total Eclipse: northeast Russia
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 2043 Apr 09 at 18:57:49 TD (18:56:28 UT1). This is 0.9 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Aries. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1488.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 149 and is number 22 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.
This total eclipse is very unusual in that it is NON-CENTRAL and does NOT have a central line nor a northern path limit. Instead , over half of the umbral shadow falls off into space throughout the eclipse. Gamma has a value of 1.0031.
The total solar eclipse of 2043 Apr 09 is preceded two weeks earlier by a total lunar eclipse on 2043 Mar 25.
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 81.0 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2043 Apr 09 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2043 Apr 09 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2043 Apr 09 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Circumstances Table: Total Solar Eclipse of 2043 Apr 09 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 149 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Total Solar Eclipse of 2043 Apr 09 .