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Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: New Zealand, central Pacific, western North America
  • Annular Eclipse: Central Pacific, Mexico

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 2056 Jan 16 at 22:16:45 TD (22:15:16 UT1). This is 6.2 days after the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Sagittarius. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1646.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 132 and is number 48 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 annular solar eclipse of 2056 Jan 16 is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 2056 Feb 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 89.1 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 Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16 .


Eclipse Data: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 0.97595
Eclipse Obscuration 0.95248
Gamma 0.41993
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2056 Jan 16 at 22:16:45.2 TD (22:15:16.0 UT1) 2472014.427269
Ecliptic Conjunction 2056 Jan 16 at 22:12:06.7 TD (22:10:37.6 UT1) 2472014.424046
Equatorial Conjunction 2056 Jan 16 at 22:21:03.0 TD (22:19:33.8 UT1) 2472014.430253
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2056 Jan 16 at 22:16:45.2 TD (22:15:16.0 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension19h54m06.4s19h53m57.0s
Declination-20°50'41.3"-20°26'45.0"
Semi-Diameter 16'15.5" 15'38.4"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.9" 0°57'23.8"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 4.9°
b -0.5°
c -12.5°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 89.1 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 132 (48/71)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP119:30:21.019:28:51.909°47.2'N163°58.8'E
First Internal ContactP222:02:03.422:00:34.359°36.0'N162°45.7'E
Last Internal ContactP322:31:18.822:29:49.666°04.7'N124°09.1'W
Last External ContactP401:03:13.901:01:44.819°37.5'N110°47.6'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N121:51:40.921:50:11.863°25.4'N174°27.7'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S120:36:48.920:35:19.811°54.7'S138°59.2'E
North Extreme Path Limit 2N222:41:38.022:40:08.968°16.0'N140°21.9'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S223:56:44.523:55:15.402°03.2'S085°35.8'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU120:34:43.820:33:14.718°06.0'N151°16.3'E
First Internal ContactU220:37:22.320:35:53.218°38.0'N150°50.3'E
Last Internal ContactU323:56:02.723:54:33.528°23.7'N098°04.5'W
Last External ContactU423:58:47.223:57:18.127°51.0'N098°29.2'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N120:36:24.420:34:55.218°59.4'N151°14.0'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S120:35:42.420:34:13.317°44.3'N150°52.5'E
North Extreme Path Limit 2N223:57:02.723:55:33.628°45.7'N098°30.5'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S223:57:46.523:56:17.327°28.8'N098°03.1'W

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C120:36:03.020:34:33.918°21.8'N151°03.2'E
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C223:57:25.023:55:55.928°07.1'N098°16.7'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 Eclipse22:16:45.222:15:16.003°54.9'N153°58.2'W 65.1° 175.1° 94.5 km02m52.43s
Greatest Duration22:20:15.222:18:46.104°05.0'N152°40.2'W 65.1° 179.1° 94.5 km02m52.45s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2056 Jan 16 at 22:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 -0.18879 0.40432 -20.8481 0.55720 0.01099 147.5692
1 0.53814 0.04952 0.0079 0.00013 0.00013 14.9979
2 -0.00002 0.00012 0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 -0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0047537
Tan ƒ2 0.0047300

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 = 22.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16 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 89.1 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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