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Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: Asia, Indies, Australia, North America
  • Total Eclipse: Indonesia, 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 2096 May 22 at 01:37:14 TD (01:35:11 UT1). This is 0.6 days after the Moon reaches perigee. 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 2145.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 139 and is number 34 of 71 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 2096 May 22 is an exceptionally long total eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 06m06s. It has an eclipse magnitude of 1.0737.

The total solar eclipse of 2096 May 22 is preceded two weeks earlier by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 2096 May 07, and it is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 2096 Jun 06.

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 123.3 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 2096 May 22 .


Eclipse Data: Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.07371
Eclipse Obscuration 1.15285
Gamma 0.11960
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2096 May 22 at 01:37:14.1 TD (01:35:10.8 UT1) 2486750.566098
Ecliptic Conjunction 2096 May 22 at 01:38:27.3 TD (01:36:24.0 UT1) 2486750.566944
Equatorial Conjunction 2096 May 22 at 01:41:02.1 TD (01:38:58.8 UT1) 2486750.568736
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2096 May 22 at 01:37:14.1 TD (01:35:10.8 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension03h59m45.5s03h59m36.3s
Declination+20°33'28.2"+20°40'27.0"
Semi-Diameter 15'48.1" 16'40.8"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 1°01'13.0"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 1.2°
b -0.1°
c -10.0°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 123.3 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 139 (34/71)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP122:59:57.522:57:54.211°56.9'S109°16.9'E
First Internal ContactP200:50:37.300:48:34.002°12.8'S077°53.9'E
Last Internal ContactP302:23:45.402:21:42.129°50.8'N113°47.2'W
Last External ContactP404:14:30.604:12:27.320°14.9'N145°56.7'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N100:24:44.900:22:41.621°50.3'N074°53.8'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S123:54:49.323:52:46.038°10.9'S108°09.6'E
North Extreme Path Limit 2N202:49:28.702:47:25.452°23.9'N103°29.4'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S203:19:50.903:17:47.606°26.1'S142°39.9'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU123:53:30.423:51:27.109°46.9'S095°03.1'E
First Internal ContactU223:56:28.123:54:24.809°35.7'S094°14.4'E
Last Internal ContactU303:17:58.503:15:55.222°34.8'N130°47.6'W
Last External ContactU403:20:54.903:18:51.622°23.8'N131°36.6'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N123:55:23.823:53:20.508°55.5'S094°14.9'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S123:54:36.223:52:32.810°27.3'S095°02.3'E
North Extreme Path Limit 2N203:19:02.103:16:58.723°14.3'N130°45.8'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S203:19:50.003:17:46.721°44.2'N131°37.9'W

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C123:54:59.323:52:56.009°41.4'S094°38.8'E
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C203:19:26.703:17:23.422°29.2'N131°12.1'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 Eclipse01:37:14.101:35:10.827°16.0'N152°37.7'E 83.0° 162.3° 240.9 km06m06.50s
Greatest Duration01:42:24.701:40:21.428°08.3'N154°57.0'E 82.4° 185.9° 240.6 km06m06.91s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2096 May 22 at 02:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.17598 0.17941 20.5604 0.53191 -0.01417 210.7924
1 0.55675 0.17158 0.0076 0.00002 0.00002 15.0005
2 0.00003 -0.00015 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 -0.0000
3 -0.00001 -0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046189
Tan ƒ2 0.0045959

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 = 2.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2096 May 22 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 123.3 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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