Saros 62

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 62

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 62

The table below lists the concise characteristics of every solar eclipse belonging to Saros 62 . 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 62
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
1-34 -0890-May-2214:06:33 23346 580 -35740 Pb t- -1.5230 0.0666 69S 93E 0 - -
2-33 -0872-Jun-0120:25:23 23036 573 -35517 P t- -1.4383 0.2121 68S 15W 0 - -
3-32 -0854-Jun-1302:44:23 22728 566 -35294 P t- -1.3533 0.3580 67S 122W 0 - -
4-31 -0836-Jun-2309:05:39 22422 559 -35071 P t- -1.2695 0.5014 66S 130E 0 - -
5-30 -0818-Jul-0415:30:52 22119 553 -34848 P t- -1.1884 0.6397 65S 22E 0 - -
6-29 -0800-Jul-1422:01:50 21817 546 -34625 P t- -1.1111 0.7710 64S 87W 0 - -
7-28 -0782-Jul-2604:39:38 21517 539 -34402 P t- -1.0389 0.8929 63S 163E 0 - -
8-27 -0764-Aug-0511:25:19 21220 532 -34179 A t- -0.9726 0.9282 52S 65E 13 117906m53s
9-26 -0746-Aug-1618:20:44 20924 525 -33956 A t- -0.9133 0.9285 44S 37W 24 64407m18s
10-25 -0728-Aug-2701:25:56 20631 518 -33733 A p- -0.8615 0.9277 40S 144W 30 51807m27s
11-24 -0710-Sep-0708:40:36 20339 512 -33510 A p- -0.8167 0.9266 39S 106E 35 46207m29s
12-23 -0692-Sep-1716:05:47 20050 505 -33287 A p- -0.7799 0.9254 39S 8W 39 43407m27s
13-22 -0674-Sep-2823:40:37 19763 497 -33064 A p- -0.7507 0.9243 40S 123W 41 41907m22s
14-21 -0656-Oct-0907:25:00 19478 490 -32841 A p- -0.7285 0.9235 43S 119E 43 41007m15s
15-20 -0638-Oct-2015:16:06 19195 483 -32618 A p- -0.7111 0.9230 46S 1W 44 40507m08s
16-19 -0620-Oct-3023:15:01 18914 476 -32395 A p- -0.6999 0.9230 50S 122W 45 40006m58s
17-18 -0602-Nov-1107:18:40 18635 469 -32172 A p- -0.6920 0.9235 54S 117E 46 39506m47s
18-17 -0584-Nov-2115:26:03 18358 462 -31949 A p- -0.6868 0.9247 58S 4W 46 38806m34s
19-16 -0566-Dec-0223:34:35 18083 455 -31726 A p- -0.6821 0.9265 62S 123W 47 37706m20s
20-15 -0548-Dec-1307:43:08 17810 448 -31503 A p- -0.6768 0.9291 64S 120E 47 36206m05s
21-14 -0530-Dec-2415:49:54 17539 441 -31280 A p- -0.6694 0.9323 65S 5E 48 34205m49s
22-13 -0511-Jan-0323:52:24 17271 435 -31057 A p- -0.6581 0.9362 65S 107W 49 31705m31s
23-12 -0493-Jan-1507:50:44 16982 428 -30834 A p- -0.6426 0.9407 62S 140E 50 28805m12s
24-11 -0475-Jan-2515:42:36 16666 421 -30611 A p- -0.6213 0.9459 58S 26E 51 25504m52s
25-10 -0457-Feb-0523:27:42 16359 415 -30388 A p- -0.5935 0.9515 53S 89W 53 22104m29s
26 -9 -0439-Feb-1607:04:44 16060 408 -30165 A p- -0.5580 0.9575 47S 156E 56 18604m04s
27 -8 -0421-Feb-2714:34:58 15770 402 -29942 A p- -0.5162 0.9638 40S 42E 59 15203m36s
28 -7 -0403-Mar-0921:57:58 15487 395 -29719 A p- -0.4675 0.9702 33S 72W 62 12103m04s
29 -6 -0385-Mar-2105:13:01 15211 389 -29496 A p- -0.4112 0.9766 25S 176E 66 9102m29s
30 -5 -0367-Mar-3112:22:31 14941 383 -29273 A p- -0.3493 0.9830 17S 64E 69 6401m52s
31 -4 -0349-Apr-1119:26:13 14678 376 -29050 A p- -0.2813 0.9891 9S 45W 74 4001m13s
32 -3 -0331-Apr-2202:26:26 14422 370 -28827 A nn -0.2096 0.9949 1S 154W 78 1800m35s
33 -2 -0313-May-0309:22:02 14171 364 -28604 H nn -0.1331 1.0002 7N 99E 82 100m02s
34 -1 -0295-May-1316:17:16 13925 358 -28381 H nn -0.0551 1.0051 14N 8W 87 1800m34s
35 0 -0277-May-2423:11:38 13685 352 -28158 H nn 0.0248 1.0093 21N 113W 88 3201m00s
36 1 -0259-Jun-0406:07:07 13450 346 -27935 Hm nn 0.1046 1.0131 28N 142E 84 4501m21s
37 2 -0241-Jun-1513:05:09 13220 340 -27712 H2 nn 0.1835 1.0160 34N 38E 79 5601m34s
38 3 -0223-Jun-2520:07:32 12994 334 -27489 T nn 0.2597 1.0184 39N 67W 75 6501m42s
39 4 -0205-Jul-0703:15:45 12773 328 -27266 T -n 0.3321 1.0200 43N 171W 70 7301m46s
40 5 -0187-Jul-1710:29:03 12556 322 -27043 T -n 0.4013 1.0212 45N 83E 66 7901m47s
Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 62
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 6 -0169-Jul-2817:51:03 12343 316 -26820 T -p 0.4642 1.0217 46N 24W 62 8301m45s
42 7 -0151-Aug-0801:20:30 12135 311 -26597 T -p 0.5220 1.0218 46N 133W 58 8701m43s
43 8 -0133-Aug-1909:00:03 11930 305 -26374 T -p 0.5722 1.0215 45N 115E 55 8901m40s
44 9 -0115-Aug-2916:47:31 11728 299 -26151 T -p 0.6165 1.0210 44N 0W 52 9001m36s
45 10 -0097-Sep-1000:46:23 11530 294 -25928 T -p 0.6524 1.0204 41N 120W 49 9001m34s
46 11 -0079-Sep-2008:53:31 11336 288 -25705 T -p 0.6821 1.0197 39N 118E 47 9001m32s
47 12 -0061-Oct-0117:10:11 11144 283 -25482 T -p 0.7046 1.0192 36N 8W 45 9101m31s
48 13 -0043-Oct-1201:34:27 10955 277 -25259 T -p 0.7216 1.0189 34N 136W 44 9101m32s
49 14 -0025-Oct-2310:07:20 10769 272 -25036 T -p 0.7317 1.0189 31N 93E 43 9301m35s
50 15 -0007-Nov-0218:45:31 10585 267 -24813 T -p 0.7383 1.0194 29N 40W 42 9601m40s
51 16 0011-Nov-1403:28:46 10404 262 -24590 T -p 0.7413 1.0203 27N 174W 42 10101m48s
52 17 0029-Nov-2412:15:07 10224 256 -24367 T -p 0.7422 1.0217 25N 51E 42 10901m59s
53 18 0047-Dec-0521:04:21 10047 251 -24144 T -p 0.7412 1.0236 24N 85W 42 11902m13s
54 19 0065-Dec-1605:52:18 9871 246 -23921 T -p 0.7418 1.0261 24N 140E 42 13202m28s
55 20 0083-Dec-2714:39:42 9696 241 -23698 T -p 0.7434 1.0290 25N 5E 42 14702m44s
56 21 0102-Jan-0623:22:57 9523 236 -23475 T -p 0.7489 1.0323 26N 129W 41 16503m00s
57 22 0120-Jan-1808:03:18 9351 231 -23252 T -p 0.7573 1.0359 28N 97E 41 18503m16s
58 23 0138-Jan-2816:36:04 9179 226 -23029 T -p 0.7721 1.0396 32N 35W 39 20903m28s
59 24 0156-Feb-0901:04:23 9008 221 -22806 T -p 0.7913 1.0435 36N 167W 37 23703m38s
60 25 0174-Feb-1909:23:41 8837 217 -22583 T -p 0.8181 1.0472 41N 63E 35 27203m43s
61 26 0192-Mar-0117:36:50 8666 212 -22360 T -p 0.8504 1.0507 48N 66W 31 31803m44s
62 27 0210-Mar-1301:40:30 8495 207 -22137 T -p 0.8908 1.0536 55N 164E 27 39003m38s
63 28 0228-Mar-2309:38:30 8324 203 -21914 T -t 0.9362 1.0557 64N 30E 20 52903m27s
64 29 0246-Apr-0317:28:23 8153 198 -21691 Tn -t 0.9884 1.0553 72N 129W 7 - 02m59s
65 30 0264-Apr-1401:12:03 7981 194 -21468 P -t 1.0460 0.9333 71N 76E 0 - -
66 31 0282-Apr-2508:49:52 7808 189 -21245 P -t 1.1086 0.8130 71N 52W 0 - -
67 32 0300-May-0516:23:30 7634 185 -21022 P -t 1.1750 0.6848 70N 179W 0 - -
68 33 0318-May-1623:53:24 7460 180 -20799 P -t 1.2443 0.5503 69N 56E 0 - -
69 34 0336-May-2707:20:19 7285 176 -20576 P -t 1.3159 0.4110 68N 68W 0 - -
70 35 0354-Jun-0714:46:44 7109 172 -20353 P -t 1.3881 0.2707 67N 168E 0 - -
71 36 0372-Jun-1722:13:13 6932 168 -20130 Pe -t 1.4602 0.1307 66N 45E 0 - -

Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 62

Solar eclipses of Saros 62 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 -0890 May 22. The series ended with a partial eclipse in the northern hemisphere on 0372 Jun 17. The total duration of Saros series 62 is 1262.11 years.

Summary of Saros 62
First Eclipse -0890 May 22
Last Eclipse 0372 Jun 17
Series Duration 1262.11 Years
No. of Eclipses 71
Sequence 7P 25A 5H 27T 7P

Saros 62 is composed of 71 solar eclipses as follows:

Solar Eclipses of Saros 62
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 71100.0%
PartialP 14 19.7%
AnnularA 25 35.2%
TotalT 27 38.0%
HybridH 5 7.0%

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 62 appears in the following table.

Umbral Eclipses of Saros 62
Classification Number Percent
All Umbral Eclipses 57100.0%
Central (two limits) 56 98.2%
Central (one limit) 1 1.8%
Non-Central (one limit) 0 0.0%

The 71 eclipses in Saros 62 occur in the following order : 7P 25A 5H 27T 7P

The longest and shortest central eclipses of Saros 62 as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear below.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Solar Eclipses of Saros 62
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse -0710 Sep 0707m29s -
Shortest Annular Solar Eclipse -0331 Apr 2200m35s -
Longest Total Solar Eclipse 0192 Mar 0103m44s -
Shortest Total Solar Eclipse -0061 Oct 0101m31s -
Longest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -0241 Jun 1501m34s -
Shortest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -0313 May 0300m02s -
Largest Partial Solar Eclipse 0264 Apr 14 - 0.93325
Smallest Partial Solar Eclipse -0890 May 22 - 0.06661

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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