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Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20
The Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: New Zealand, south Pacific, southwest South America
- Hybrid Eclipse: south Pacific
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 2050 May 20 at 20:42:50 TD (20:41:25 UT1). This is 5.2 days after the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Taurus. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1576.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 148 and is number 23 of 75 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.
The solar eclipse of 2050 May 20 is one of the rare hybrid solar eclipses. In this particular case the eclipse path starts out as annular. Further down the track it changes to total and then back to annular before the path ends. It is a very short hybrid eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 00m21s. The eclipse magnitude is 1.0038, while Gamma has a value of -0.8688.
The hybrid solar eclipse of 2050 May 20 is preceded two weeks earlier by a total lunar eclipse on 2050 May 06.
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 85.4 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Path Table: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20 - coordinates of the central line and path limits
- Circumstances Table: Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 148 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2050 May 20 .