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Annular Solar Eclipse of 2043 Oct 03
The Annular Solar Eclipse of 2043 Oct 03 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: Antarctica, southwest Australia, Indian Ocean
- Annular Eclipse: south Indian Ocean
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 Oct 03 at 03:01:49 TD (03:00:28 UT1). This is 4.8 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 1494.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 154 and is number 8 of 71 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.
This annular eclipse is very unusual in that it is NON-CENTRAL and does NOT have a central line nor a southern path limit. Instead , over half of the antumbral shadow falls off into space throughout the eclipse. Gamma has a value of -1.0102.
The annular solar eclipse of 2043 Oct 03 is preceded two weeks earlier by a total lunar eclipse on 2043 Sep 19.
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 81.3 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2043 Oct 03 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2043 Oct 03 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2043 Oct 03 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Circumstances Table: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2043 Oct 03 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 154 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2043 Oct 03 .