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Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: north Asia, west North America, Greenland
  • Total Eclipse: Greenland, north Canada, Montana, North Dakota

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 2044 Aug 23 at 01:17:02 TD (01:15:40 UT1). This is 2.1 days after 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 1505.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 126 and is number 49 of 72 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s 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 2044 Aug 23 is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse on 2044 Sep 07.

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 81.8 seconds for this eclipse.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23 .


Eclipse Data: Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.03644
Eclipse Obscuration 1.07420
Gamma 0.96130
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2044 Aug 23 at 01:17:01.7 TD (01:15:39.9 UT1) 2467850.552545
Ecliptic Conjunction 2044 Aug 23 at 01:07:14.0 TD (01:05:52.2 UT1) 2467850.545743
Equatorial Conjunction 2044 Aug 23 at 00:27:10.1 TD (00:25:48.3 UT1) 2467850.517920
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2044 Aug 23 at 01:17:01.7 TD (01:15:39.9 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension10h10m33.4s10h12m17.2s
Declination+11°16'02.2"+12°07'34.4"
Semi-Diameter 15'48.9" 16'19.6"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 0°59'55.1"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 4.0°
b -1.2°
c 19.3°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 81.8 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 126 (49/72)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP123:10:51.723:09:29.962°48.3'N080°24.7'E
Last External ContactP403:23:35.903:22:14.112°17.9'N137°26.1'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N123:37:19.923:35:58.150°13.0'N082°47.8'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S102:57:02.102:55:40.301°02.8'S133°28.7'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU100:46:01.000:44:39.275°32.0'N049°55.6'W
First Internal ContactU200:52:44.500:51:22.773°07.4'N061°07.7'W
Last Internal ContactU301:41:52.401:40:30.648°53.8'N101°17.3'W
Last External ContactU401:48:31.201:47:09.445°33.5'N104°25.8'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N100:52:39.100:51:17.373°04.9'N061°14.2'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S100:46:07.700:44:45.975°34.7'N049°43.9'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N201:41:57.701:40:35.948°57.1'N101°17.0'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S201:48:24.401:47:02.645°29.3'N104°25.8'W

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C100:49:11.600:47:49.874°27.4'N055°32.2'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C201:45:22.901:44:01.147°07.4'N102°58.5'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 Eclipse01:17:01.701:15:39.964°20.1'N120°48.9'W 15.4° 263.9° 452.7 km02m03.85s
Greatest Duration01:16:35.801:15:14.064°34.1'N120°24.9'W 15.4° 263.8° 451.6 km02m03.85s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2044 Aug 23 at 01:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.27951 0.93384 11.2691 0.53771 -0.00841 194.3490
1 0.51078 -0.25128 -0.0136 0.00010 0.00010 15.0040
2 -0.00006 -0.00011 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046232
Tan ƒ2 0.0046002

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 = 1.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23 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 81.8 seconds for this eclipse.

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:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

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