Saros 32

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 32

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The periodicity and recurrence of solar eclipses is governed by the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 6,585.3 days (18 years 11 days 8 hours). When two eclipses are separated by a period of one Saros, they share a very similar geometry. The two eclipses occur at the same node with the Moon at nearly the same distance from Earth and the same time of year due to a harmonic in three cycles of the Moon's orbit. Thus, the Saros is useful for organizing eclipses into families or series. Each series typically lasts 12 to 13 centuries and contains 70 or more eclipses. Every saros series begins with a number of partial eclipses near one of Earth's polar regions. The series will then produce several dozen central eclipses before ending with a group of partial eclipses near the opposite pole. For more information, see Periodicity of Solar Eclipses.

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 32

The table below lists the concise characteristics of every solar eclipse belonging to Saros 32 . The date and time of each eclipse is given for the instant of Greatest Eclipse. For eclipses between the years -1999 to 3000, the calendar date links to a web page containing additional details and a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility for that eclipse. A description of each parameter in the catalog table can be found in Key to Saros Catalog of Solar Eclipses.

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 32
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
1-44 -1939-Oct-0413:00:06 44938 3477 -48710 P t- -1.5484 0.0362 61S 85E 0 - -
2-43 -1921-Oct-1520:56:02 44507 3404 -48487 P t- -1.5365 0.0562 61S 44W 0 - -
3-42 -1903-Oct-2604:57:10 44079 3331 -48264 P t- -1.5279 0.0706 61S 175W 0 - -
4-41 -1885-Nov-0613:02:15 43653 3260 -48041 P t- -1.5217 0.0805 61S 54E 0 - -
5-40 -1867-Nov-1621:09:34 43229 3189 -47818 P t- -1.5168 0.0879 62S 79W 0 - -
6-39 -1849-Nov-2805:18:13 42806 3119 -47595 P t- -1.5124 0.0942 62S 148E 0 - -
7-38 -1831-Dec-0813:24:15 42386 3049 -47372 P t- -1.5053 0.1049 63S 16E 0 - -
8-37 -1813-Dec-1921:28:14 41968 2980 -47149 P t- -1.4959 0.1193 64S 116W 0 - -
9-36 -1795-Dec-3005:26:18 41553 2912 -46926 P t- -1.4808 0.1429 65S 112E 0 - -
10-35 -1776-Jan-1013:20:21 41139 2845 -46703 P t- -1.4618 0.1736 66S 18W 0 - -
11-34 -1758-Jan-2021:05:23 40727 2778 -46480 P t- -1.4348 0.2180 67S 147W 0 - -
12-33 -1740-Feb-0104:45:09 40317 2712 -46257 P t- -1.4027 0.2716 68S 85E 0 - -
13-32 -1722-Feb-1112:15:25 39910 2647 -46034 P t- -1.3621 0.3405 69S 41W 0 - -
14-31 -1704-Feb-2219:39:06 39504 2582 -45811 P t- -1.3152 0.4213 70S 166W 0 - -
15-30 -1686-Mar-0502:53:39 39101 2518 -45588 P t- -1.2597 0.5183 71S 71E 0 - -
16-29 -1668-Mar-1510:03:08 38699 2455 -45365 P t- -1.1991 0.6254 71S 52W 0 - -
17-28 -1650-Mar-2617:05:49 38300 2392 -45142 P t- -1.1319 0.7458 72S 173W 0 - -
18-27 -1632-Apr-0600:03:50 37902 2330 -44919 P t- -1.0597 0.8763 72S 67E 0 - -
19-26 -1614-Apr-1706:57:59 37507 2269 -44696 A t- -0.9828 0.9847 67S 77W 10 31701m04s
20-25 -1596-Apr-2713:50:45 37114 2209 -44473 A t- -0.9035 0.9937 53S 151E 25 5100m31s
21-24 -1578-May-0820:42:32 36723 2149 -44250 H t- -0.8220 1.0005 41S 37E 34 300m03s
22-23 -1560-May-1903:34:37 36334 2090 -44027 H p- -0.7396 1.0062 31S 74W 42 3200m37s
23-22 -1542-May-3010:29:32 35947 2032 -43804 H p- -0.6580 1.0110 22S 176E 49 5001m09s
24-21 -1524-Jun-0917:28:19 35562 1974 -43581 T p- -0.5782 1.0148 14S 67E 55 6201m37s
25-20 -1506-Jun-2100:31:33 35179 1917 -43358 T p- -0.5009 1.0180 7S 43W 60 7102m00s
26-19 -1488-Jul-0107:41:31 34799 1861 -43135 T p- -0.4280 1.0204 2S 153W 65 7702m15s
27-18 -1470-Jul-1214:58:50 34420 1806 -42912 T p- -0.3601 1.0221 3N 95E 69 8102m24s
28-17 -1452-Jul-2222:25:19 34044 1751 -42689 T n- -0.2988 1.0233 6N 18W 73 8302m27s
29-16 -1434-Aug-0305:59:00 33669 1697 -42466 T n- -0.2426 1.0240 8N 133W 76 8402m26s
30-15 -1416-Aug-1313:43:35 33297 1644 -42243 T n- -0.1947 1.0243 8N 110E 79 8402m23s
31-14 -1398-Aug-2421:36:48 32926 1591 -42020 T n- -0.1531 1.0243 8N 10W 81 8302m18s
32-13 -1380-Sep-0405:40:42 32558 1540 -41797 T n- -0.1198 1.0242 6N 132W 83 8302m14s
33-12 -1362-Sep-1513:52:45 32192 1488 -41574 T n- -0.0926 1.0240 3N 103E 85 8202m10s
34-11 -1344-Sep-2522:15:03 31828 1438 -41351 T n- -0.0733 1.0240 0N 24W 86 8202m08s
35-10 -1326-Oct-0706:44:43 31465 1388 -41128 T n- -0.0595 1.0241 4S 153W 87 8202m07s
36 -9 -1308-Oct-1715:21:16 31105 1340 -40905 T n- -0.0509 1.0246 8S 76E 87 8402m09s
37 -8 -1290-Oct-2900:03:30 30747 1291 -40682 T n- -0.0463 1.0254 12S 56W 87 8602m14s
38 -7 -1272-Nov-0808:50:12 30392 1244 -40459 T n- -0.0454 1.0267 16S 170E 87 9102m21s
39 -6 -1254-Nov-1917:39:00 30038 1197 -40236 T n- -0.0453 1.0285 20S 37E 87 9702m32s
40 -5 -1236-Nov-3002:28:00 29686 1151 -40013 T n- -0.0450 1.0308 23S 96W 87 10402m46s
Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 32
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
41 -4 -1218-Dec-1111:16:31 29336 1106 -39790 T n- -0.0438 1.0336 25S 132E 87 11403m03s
42 -3 -1200-Dec-2120:02:33 28989 1062 -39567 Tm nn -0.0404 1.0370 26S 0E 88 12403m22s
43 -2 -1181-Jan-0204:43:43 28643 1018 -39344 T nn -0.0325 1.0408 26S 130W 88 13703m45s
44 -1 -1163-Jan-1213:19:38 28300 975 -39121 T nn -0.0200 1.0449 25S 101E 89 15004m08s
45 0 -1145-Jan-2321:48:38 27958 933 -38898 T nn -0.0014 1.0493 22S 27W 90 16404m33s
46 1 -1127-Feb-0306:11:08 27619 891 -38675 T nn 0.0229 1.0538 18S 153W 89 17804m59s
47 2 -1109-Feb-1414:24:45 27282 851 -38452 T nn 0.0547 1.0583 14S 82E 87 19205m23s
48 3 -1091-Feb-2422:31:38 26947 811 -38229 T nn 0.0924 1.0627 8S 42W 85 20605m45s
49 4 -1073-Mar-0806:30:00 26614 772 -38006 T -n 0.1375 1.0668 2S 165W 82 22006m03s
50 5 -1055-Mar-1814:21:15 26283 734 -37783 T -n 0.1889 1.0706 5N 74E 79 23406m17s
51 6 -1037-Mar-2922:05:14 25954 696 -37560 T -n 0.2466 1.0737 13N 46W 76 24606m25s
52 7 -1019-Apr-0905:43:51 25627 659 -37337 T -n 0.3090 1.0763 21N 164W 72 25906m26s
53 8 -1001-Apr-2013:17:35 25302 623 -37114 T -n 0.3757 1.0780 29N 79E 68 27206m20s
54 9 -0983-Apr-3020:46:35 24979 615 -36891 T -p 0.4465 1.0790 37N 37W 63 28506m08s
55 10 -0965-May-1204:13:31 24658 609 -36668 T -p 0.5193 1.0789 46N 152W 58 29805m49s
56 11 -0947-May-2211:38:24 24340 602 -36445 T -p 0.5939 1.0780 54N 94E 53 31405m25s
57 12 -0929-Jun-0219:03:28 24023 595 -36222 T -p 0.6681 1.0760 62N 17W 48 33204m58s
58 13 -0911-Jun-1302:27:51 23709 588 -35999 T -p 0.7426 1.0730 71N 126W 42 35604m29s
59 14 -0893-Jun-2409:55:47 23396 581 -35776 T -p 0.8140 1.0689 78N 135E 35 39003m59s
60 15 -0875-Jul-0417:25:54 23086 574 -35553 T -t 0.8835 1.0638 83N 70E 28 45203m28s
61 16 -0857-Jul-1601:00:49 22778 567 -35330 T -t 0.9486 1.0572 78N 14E 18 61402m55s
62 17 -0839-Jul-2608:40:19 22472 561 -35107 T+ -t 1.0094 1.0005 64N 73W 0 - -
63 18 -0821-Aug-0616:27:09 22167 554 -34884 P -t 1.0637 0.8947 63N 160E 0 - -
64 19 -0803-Aug-1700:20:17 21865 547 -34661 P -t 1.1126 0.8000 62N 31E 0 - -
65 20 -0785-Aug-2808:20:18 21565 540 -34438 P -t 1.1555 0.7174 61N 99W 0 - -
66 21 -0767-Sep-0716:28:07 21268 533 -34215 P -t 1.1917 0.6482 61N 129E 0 - -
67 22 -0749-Sep-1900:43:53 20972 526 -33992 P -t 1.2211 0.5924 61N 5W 0 - -
68 23 -0731-Sep-2909:06:39 20678 519 -33769 P -t 1.2446 0.5482 61N 141W 0 - -
69 24 -0713-Oct-1017:36:09 20386 513 -33546 P -t 1.2622 0.5154 61N 82E 0 - -
70 25 -0695-Oct-2102:11:29 20097 506 -33323 P -t 1.2750 0.4916 61N 57W 0 - -
71 26 -0677-Nov-0110:51:59 19809 498 -33100 P -t 1.2833 0.4765 61N 163E 0 - -
72 27 -0659-Nov-1119:34:21 19524 491 -32877 P -t 1.2896 0.4649 62N 22E 0 - -
73 28 -0641-Nov-2304:19:41 19240 484 -32654 P -t 1.2932 0.4584 63N 119W 0 - -
74 29 -0623-Dec-0313:03:57 18959 477 -32431 P -t 1.2969 0.4517 63N 99E 0 - -
75 30 -0605-Dec-1421:47:19 18679 470 -32208 P -t 1.3011 0.4440 64N 42W 0 - -
76 31 -0587-Dec-2506:25:18 18402 463 -31985 P -t 1.3092 0.4295 65N 177E 0 - -
77 32 -0568-Jan-0515:00:01 18127 456 -31762 P -t 1.3192 0.4112 66N 37E 0 - -
78 33 -0550-Jan-1523:27:00 17854 449 -31539 P -t 1.3346 0.3832 68N 102W 0 - -
79 34 -0532-Jan-2707:46:35 17583 443 -31316 P -t 1.3556 0.3451 69N 120E 0 - -
80 35 -0514-Feb-0615:56:32 17314 436 -31093 P -t 1.3835 0.2945 70N 15W 0 - -
Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 32
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
81 36 -0496-Feb-1723:57:54 17034 429 -30870 P -t 1.4179 0.2322 70N 149W 0 - -
82 37 -0478-Feb-2807:49:04 16716 422 -30647 P -t 1.4596 0.1566 71N 78E 0 - -
83 38 -0460-Mar-1015:30:12 16408 416 -30424 Pe -t 1.5084 0.0681 72N 52W 0 - -

Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 32

Solar eclipses of Saros 32 all occur at the Moon’s descending node and the Moon moves northward with each eclipse. The series began with a partial eclipse in the southern hemisphere on -1939 Oct 04. The series ended with a partial eclipse in the northern hemisphere on -0460 Mar 10. The total duration of Saros series 32 is 1478.47 years.

Summary of Saros 32
First Eclipse -1939 Oct 04
Last Eclipse -0460 Mar 10
Series Duration 1478.47 Years
No. of Eclipses 83
Sequence 18P 2A 3H 39T 21P

Saros 32 is composed of 83 solar eclipses as follows:

Solar Eclipses of Saros 32
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 83100.0%
PartialP 39 47.0%
AnnularA 2 2.4%
TotalT 39 47.0%
HybridH 3 3.6%

Umbral eclipses (annular, total and hybrid) can be further classified as either: 1) Central (two limits), 2) Central (one limit) or 3) Non-Central (one limit). The statistical distribution of these classes in Saros series 32 appears in the following table.

Umbral Eclipses of Saros 32
Classification Number Percent
All Umbral Eclipses 44100.0%
Central (two limits) 43 97.7%
Central (one limit) 0 0.0%
Non-Central (one limit) 1 2.3%

The 83 eclipses in Saros 32 occur in the following order : 18P 2A 3H 39T 21P

The longest and shortest central eclipses of Saros 32 as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear below.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Solar Eclipses of Saros 32
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse -1614 Apr 1701m04s -
Shortest Annular Solar Eclipse -1596 Apr 2700m31s -
Longest Total Solar Eclipse -1019 Apr 0906m26s -
Shortest Total Solar Eclipse -1524 Jun 0901m37s -
Longest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -1542 May 3001m09s -
Shortest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -1578 May 0800m03s -
Largest Partial Solar Eclipse -0821 Aug 06 - 0.89466
Smallest Partial Solar Eclipse -1939 Oct 04 - 0.03616

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Calendar

The Gregorian calendar (also called the Western calendar) is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582. On this website, the Gregorian calendar is used for all calendar dates from 1582 Oct 15 onwards. Before that date, the Julian calendar is used. For more information on this topic, see Calendar Dates.

The Julian calendar does not include the year 0. Thus the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE (See: BCE/CE Dating Conventions). This is awkward for arithmetic calculations. Years in this catalog are numbered astronomically and include the year 0. Historians should note there is a difference of one year between astronomical dates and BCE dates. Thus, the astronomical year 0 corresponds to 1 BCE, and astronomical year -1 corresponds to 2 BCE, etc..

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

The largest uncertainty in the eclipse predictions is caused by fluctuations in Earth's rotation due primarily to tidal friction of the Moon. The resultant drift in apparent clock time is expressed as ΔT and is determined as follows:

  1. pre-1950's: ΔT calculated from empirical fits to historical records derived by Morrison and Stephenson (2004)
  2. 1955-present: ΔT obtained from published observations
  3. future: ΔT is extrapolated from current values weighted by the long term trend from tidal effects

A series of polynomial expressions have been derived to simplify the evaluation of ΔT for any time from -2999 to +3000. The uncertainty in ΔT over this period can be estimated from scatter in the measurements.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the books Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 and 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 data from this page when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

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