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Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: Africa, Antarctica
  • Total Eclipse: South Africa

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 2055 Jul 24 at 09:57:50 TD (09:56:21 UT1). This is 2.8 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Cancer. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1640.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 127 and is number 60 of 82 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 total solar eclipse of 2055 Jul 24 is followed two weeks later by a partial lunar eclipse on 2055 Aug 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 88.8 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 2055 Jul 24 .


Eclipse Data: Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.03590
Eclipse Obscuration 1.07308
Gamma-0.80119
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2055 Jul 24 at 09:57:50.3 TD (09:56:21.5 UT1) 2471837.914137
Ecliptic Conjunction 2055 Jul 24 at 09:49:25.1 TD (09:47:56.4 UT1) 2471837.908291
Equatorial Conjunction 2055 Jul 24 at 10:08:32.6 TD (10:07:03.8 UT1) 2471837.921572
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2055 Jul 24 at 09:57:50.3 TD (09:56:21.5 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension08h15m04.2s08h14m39.2s
Declination+19°48'43.3"+19°01'42.7"
Semi-Diameter 15'44.6" 16'09.1"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 0°59'16.7"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l -4.2°
b 1.1°
c 14.2°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 88.8 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 127 (60/82)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP107:37:42.207:36:13.422°50.8'S013°39.6'W
Last External ContactP412:17:48.712:16:19.936°03.6'S072°22.5'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N108:24:02.008:22:33.207°58.4'S031°05.3'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S111:31:34.511:30:05.721°26.4'S090°59.9'E

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU108:53:07.408:51:38.642°29.6'S021°58.4'W
First Internal ContactU208:55:30.208:54:01.543°24.3'S021°55.1'W
Last Internal ContactU311:00:00.110:58:31.355°34.6'S075°19.2'E
Last External ContactU411:02:27.811:00:59.054°43.4'S075°48.4'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N108:53:26.708:51:57.942°23.0'S022°07.9'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S108:55:11.808:53:43.043°30.7'S021°45.8'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N211:02:07.911:00:39.154°37.1'S076°01.1'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S211:00:19.210:58:50.455°40.6'S075°06.5'E

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C108:54:18.408:52:49.642°56.6'S021°57.0'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C211:01:14.410:59:45.655°08.7'S075°34.4'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 Eclipse09:57:50.309:56:21.533°16.9'S025°21.4'E 36.5° 8.0° 201.8 km03m16.84s
Greatest Duration09:58:05.609:56:36.833°18.1'S025°49.5'E 36.5° 7.8° 201.7 km03m16.84s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2055 Jul 24 at 10:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 -0.07949 -0.79750 19.8136 0.53939 -0.00673 328.3485
1 0.55823 -0.06995 -0.0086 -0.00011 -0.00011 15.0012
2 0.00000 -0.00009 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046021
Tan ƒ2 0.0045792

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 = 10.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2055 Jul 24 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 88.8 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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