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Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: Africa, Indies, southeast Asia, Antarctica, Australia
  • Annular Eclipse: Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Malaysia

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 Feb 28 at 07:43:30 TD (07:41:56 UT1). This is 2.6 days after the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Aquarius. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1734.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 131 and is number 53 of 70 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 solar eclipse of 2063 Feb 28 is a relatively long annular eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 07m41s. It has an eclipse magnitude of 0.9293.

The annular solar eclipse of 2063 Feb 28 is followed two weeks later by a partial lunar eclipse on 2063 Mar 14.

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 94.2 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 2063 Feb 28 .


Eclipse Data: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 0.92926
Eclipse Obscuration 0.86352
Gamma-0.33604
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2063 Feb 28 at 07:43:30.0 TD (07:41:55.8 UT1) 2474613.820784
Ecliptic Conjunction 2063 Feb 28 at 07:39:28.8 TD (07:37:54.6 UT1) 2474613.817993
Equatorial Conjunction 2063 Feb 28 at 07:22:27.6 TD (07:20:53.4 UT1) 2474613.806174
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2063 Feb 28 at 07:43:30.0 TD (07:41:55.8 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension22h45m11.8s22h45m46.2s
Declination-07°54'42.4"-08°10'47.1"
Semi-Diameter 16'08.9" 14'47.6"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.9" 0°54'17.7"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l -2.5°
b 0.4°
c -20.6°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 94.2 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 131 (53/70)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP104:42:05.604:40:31.439°57.4'S016°16.0'E
First Internal ContactP207:12:40.507:11:06.377°23.7'S053°07.5'W
Last Internal ContactP308:14:50.608:13:16.423°43.6'S153°17.5'E
Last External ContactP410:44:59.010:43:24.815°31.0'N110°03.2'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N105:43:36.905:42:02.714°18.1'S005°34.3'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S106:56:35.506:55:01.281°22.4'S124°06.8'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N209:43:08.009:41:33.841°10.0'N120°45.9'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S208:31:06.608:29:32.437°08.6'S151°45.6'E

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU105:49:10.005:47:35.846°39.2'S002°16.6'W
First Internal ContactU205:55:31.605:53:57.447°40.3'S004°10.5'W
Last Internal ContactU309:31:42.909:30:08.707°43.6'N129°29.8'E
Last External ContactU409:38:00.609:36:26.408°44.9'N127°46.7'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N105:51:06.305:49:32.145°38.8'S002°27.9'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S105:53:39.305:52:05.148°39.7'S004°01.4'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N209:36:04.709:34:30.509°45.6'N128°07.0'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S209:33:35.109:32:00.906°43.6'N129°10.1'E

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C105:52:20.505:50:46.347°08.9'S003°13.2'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C209:34:52.109:33:17.908°15.1'N128°38.0'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 Eclipse07:43:30.007:41:55.825°13.9'S077°14.6'E 70.2° 329.4° 279.6 km07m41.22s
Greatest Duration07:28:50.107:27:15.928°52.6'S074°24.9'E 68.8° 351.4° 276.8 km07m42.51s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2063 Feb 28 at 08:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.28057 -0.23167 -7.9069 0.57148 0.02520 296.8878
1 0.44843 0.23748 0.0152 -0.00006 -0.00006 15.0030
2 -0.00002 0.00005 0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 -0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0047220
Tan ƒ2 0.0046984

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 = 8.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2063 Feb 28 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 94.2 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"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.