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Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: North & Central America, South America, west Africa
  • Total Eclipse: south U.S., Haiti, Dominican Rep., Venezuela, Guyana, Fr. Guyana, Suriname, Brazil

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 2045 Aug 12 at 17:42:39 TD (17:41:17 UT1). This is 0.0 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 1517.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 136 and is number 39 of 71 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 solar eclipse of 2045 Aug 12 is an exceptionally long total eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 06m06s. It has an eclipse magnitude of 1.0774.

The total solar eclipse of 2045 Aug 12 is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 2045 Aug 27.

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 82.4 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 2045 Aug 12 .


Eclipse Data: Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.07736
Eclipse Obscuration 1.16069
Gamma 0.21161
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2045 Aug 12 at 17:42:39.1 TD (17:41:16.7 UT1) 2468205.236999
Ecliptic Conjunction 2045 Aug 12 at 17:40:30.1 TD (17:39:07.7 UT1) 2468205.235506
Equatorial Conjunction 2045 Aug 12 at 17:32:55.3 TD (17:31:32.9 UT1) 2468205.230242
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2045 Aug 12 at 17:42:39.1 TD (17:41:16.7 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension09h31m17.7s09h31m39.7s
Declination+14°40'40.5"+14°52'29.9"
Semi-Diameter 15'47.0" 16'43.3"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 1°01'22.3"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 0.2°
b -0.3°
c 17.0°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 82.4 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 136 (39/71)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP115:07:00.815:05:38.431°01.7'N144°14.8'W
First Internal ContactP216:59:52.716:58:30.348°57.0'N179°06.1'E
Last Internal ContactP318:25:38.418:24:16.102°37.2'N004°08.5'W
Last External ContactP420:18:21.520:16:59.215°45.3'S037°14.5'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N116:37:56.316:36:33.967°05.9'N163°44.6'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S115:59:01.015:57:38.605°32.1'N149°37.2'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N218:47:45.918:46:23.623°03.2'N003°58.0'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S219:26:04.619:24:42.241°03.7'S033°06.6'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU116:00:47.615:59:25.234°57.1'N159°10.4'W
First Internal ContactU216:03:58.916:02:36.535°18.7'N160°06.8'W
Last Internal ContactU319:21:25.519:20:03.211°24.7'S021°48.2'W
Last External ContactU419:24:36.519:23:14.111°46.6'S022°41.9'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N116:02:54.616:01:32.235°58.4'N160°06.8'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S116:01:53.516:00:31.134°17.2'N159°11.1'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N219:22:30.119:21:07.810°44.2'S021°53.3'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S219:23:30.219:22:07.912°27.2'S022°36.5'W

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C116:02:23.216:01:00.835°07.7'N159°38.5'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C219:23:01.019:21:38.711°35.8'S022°15.1'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 Eclipse17:42:39.117:41:16.725°54.6'N078°54.5'W 77.6° 205.7° 255.6 km06m05.71s
Greatest Duration17:36:50.717:35:28.327°19.3'N080°22.7'W 77.2° 189.9° 254.8 km06m06.17s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2045 Aug 12 at 18:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.24066 0.12409 14.6740 0.53096 -0.01512 88.7605
1 0.53322 -0.23881 -0.0121 -0.00000 -0.00000 15.0032
2 -0.00005 -0.00010 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046137
Tan ƒ2 0.0045907

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 = 18.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2045 Aug 12 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 82.4 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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