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Partial Solar Eclipse of 2047 Dec 16
The Partial Solar Eclipse of 2047 Dec 16 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: Antarctica, 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 2047 Dec 16 at 23:50:12 TD (23:48:48 UT1). This is 1.1 days after the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Ophiuchus. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1546.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 123 and is number 55 of 70 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.
The partial solar eclipse of 2047 Dec 16 is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse on 2048 Jan 01.
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 83.8 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2047 Dec 16 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2047 Dec 16 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2047 Dec 16 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Circumstances Table: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2047 Dec 16 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 123 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Solar Eclipse of 2047 Dec 16 .