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Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29 (0007 Apr 29 BCE)

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29 (0007 Apr 29 BCE) is visible from the geographic regions shown on the map to the right. 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 -0006 Apr 29 at 15:16:51 TD (12:20:30 UT1). This is 2.6 days after the Moon reaches apogee. 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 -23854.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 67 and is number 40 of 72 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.

The annular solar eclipse of -0006 Apr 29 is preceded two weeks earlier by a penumbral lunar eclipse on -0006 Apr 14, and it is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on -0006 May 13.

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 10580.4 seconds for this eclipse. The uncertainty in ΔT is 266.6 seconds corresponding to a standard error in longitude of the eclipse path of ± 1.11°.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29 .


Eclipse Data: Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 0.95280
Eclipse Obscuration 0.90783
Gamma-0.14710
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse -0006 Apr 29 at 15:16:50.8 TD (12:20:30.5 UT1) 1718985.014241
Ecliptic Conjunction -0006 Apr 29 at 15:15:06.1 TD (12:18:45.7 UT1) 1718985.013029
Equatorial Conjunction -0006 Apr 29 at 15:08:39.3 TD (12:12:18.9 UT1) 1718985.008552
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
-0006 Apr 29 at 15:16:50.8 TD (12:20:30.5 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension02h14m26.8s02h14m40.8s
Declination+13°39'23.4"+13°32'11.3"
Semi-Diameter 15'45.8" 14'47.7"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 0°54'18.0"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l -2.3°
b 0.2°
c -17.9°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 10580.4 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 67 (40/72)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP112:13:27.409:17:07.029°55.7'S042°26.0'W
First Internal ContactP214:28:44.511:32:24.243°41.4'S070°52.2'W
Last Internal ContactP316:05:09.413:08:49.105°26.6'N072°56.3'E
Last External ContactP418:20:14.015:23:53.719°24.3'N042°45.5'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N113:36:26.710:40:06.400°49.4'S071°00.1'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S113:48:00.710:51:40.466°33.3'S040°04.5'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N216:56:56.914:00:36.648°04.8'N074°23.2'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S216:46:15.313:49:54.919°23.2'S056°25.3'E

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU113:18:16.910:21:56.532°43.8'S057°41.6'W
First Internal ContactU213:22:36.210:26:15.933°01.6'S058°40.2'W
Last Internal ContactU317:11:11.714:14:51.316°17.0'N059°10.5'E
Last External ContactU417:15:27.814:19:07.416°34.8'N058°11.2'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N113:20:23.710:24:03.331°52.3'S058°31.0'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S113:20:31.210:24:10.933°52.8'S057°50.9'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N217:13:21.914:17:01.617°26.2'N058°56.4'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S217:13:15.814:16:55.515°25.7'N058°25.9'E

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C113:20:26.510:24:06.232°52.5'S058°11.0'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C217:13:19.814:16:59.416°26.0'N058°40.9'E

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 Eclipse15:16:50.812:20:30.506°01.6'N046°53.4'W 81.6° 335.2° 174.2 km05m32.24s
Greatest Duration15:39:57.212:43:36.910°30.6'N002°03.2'E 75.8° 284.3° 177.1 km05m34.65s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29

Polynomial Besselian Elements
-0006 Apr 29 at 15:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 -0.06641 -0.19411 13.6532 0.56433 0.01808 46.3017
1 0.46045 0.21774 0.0128 -0.00005 -0.00005 15.0035
2 0.00004 -0.00006 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 -0.0000
3 -0.00001 -0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046089
Tan ƒ2 0.0045860

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 = 15.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29 (0007 Apr 29 BCE)

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Calendar

The Gregorian calendar (also called the Western calendar) is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582. On this website, the Gregorian calendar is used for all calendar dates from 1582 Oct 15 onwards. Before that date, the Julian calendar is used. For more information on this topic, see Calendar Dates.

The Julian calendar does not include the year 0. Thus the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE (See: BCE/CE Dating Conventions). This is awkward for arithmetic calculations. Years in this catalog are numbered astronomically and include the year 0. Historians should note there is a difference of one year between astronomical dates and BCE dates. Thus, the astronomical year 0 corresponds to 1 BCE, and astronomical year -1 corresponds to 2 BCE, etc..

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of -0006 Apr 29 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 10580.4 seconds for this eclipse. The uncertainty in ΔT is 266.6 seconds corresponding to a standard error in longitude of the eclipse path of ± 1.11°.

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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