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Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: Asia, Central Pacific
  • Total Eclipse: China, Mongolia, Japan, Central 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 2063 Aug 24 at 01:22:11 TD (01:20:36 UT1). This is 0.1 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Leo. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1740.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 136 and is number 40 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 solar eclipse of 2063 Aug 24 is a relatively long total eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 05m49s. It has an eclipse magnitude of 1.0750.

The total solar eclipse of 2063 Aug 24 is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 2063 Sep 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 94.6 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 2063 Aug 24 .


Eclipse Data: Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.07497
Eclipse Obscuration 1.15557
Gamma 0.27715
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2063 Aug 24 at 01:22:10.5 TD (01:20:36.0 UT1) 2474790.555972
Ecliptic Conjunction 2063 Aug 24 at 01:19:21.7 TD (01:17:47.1 UT1) 2474790.554018
Equatorial Conjunction 2063 Aug 24 at 01:08:02.8 TD (01:06:28.2 UT1) 2474790.546160
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2063 Aug 24 at 01:22:10.5 TD (01:20:36.0 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension10h12m03.7s10h12m34.5s
Declination+11°07'34.9"+11°22'46.8"
Semi-Diameter 15'48.9" 16'43.4"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 1°01'22.6"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 0.0°
b -0.3°
c 19.3°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 94.6 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 136 (40/71)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP122:47:34.722:46:00.136°10.6'N100°50.7'E
First Internal ContactP200:43:41.800:42:07.260°59.4'N059°18.9'E
Last Internal ContactP302:00:58.201:59:23.609°44.5'N117°17.2'W
Last External ContactP403:56:52.103:55:17.515°47.0'S151°22.7'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N100:24:46.500:23:11.975°27.8'N035°25.7'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S123:38:00.223:36:25.711°37.2'N094°12.5'E
North Extreme Path Limit 2N202:20:03.802:18:29.227°08.4'N118°12.9'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S203:06:09.603:04:35.140°17.9'S145°06.0'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU123:42:04.123:40:29.541°27.8'N085°29.2'E
First Internal ContactU223:45:12.323:43:37.841°56.0'N084°32.1'E
Last Internal ContactU302:59:17.702:57:43.109°56.9'S135°46.6'W
Last External ContactU403:02:25.703:00:51.210°25.6'S136°39.5'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N123:44:12.623:42:38.142°32.4'N084°33.7'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S123:43:05.323:41:30.740°51.1'N085°26.9'E
North Extreme Path Limit 2N203:00:17.702:58:43.109°19.8'S135°54.2'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S203:01:24.102:59:49.511°02.9'S136°31.7'W

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C123:43:38.123:42:03.641°41.7'N085°00.8'E
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C203:00:51.802:59:17.210°11.5'S136°13.1'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 Eclipse01:22:10.501:20:36.025°33.7'N167°55.9'E 73.8° 208.6° 252.2 km05m49.05s
Greatest Duration01:17:30.401:15:55.926°49.2'N166°57.0'E 73.5° 198.7° 251.3 km05m49.33s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2063 Aug 24 at 01:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 -0.07017 0.34423 11.1308 0.53146 -0.01463 194.3683
1 0.52328 -0.25968 -0.0136 0.00001 0.00001 15.0041
2 -0.00003 -0.00008 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046230
Tan ƒ2 0.0046000

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 = 1.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 24

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2063 Aug 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 94.6 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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