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2016 Indonesia Total Solar Eclipse

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A total solar eclipse will take place on March 9, 2016. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

It will have a magnitude of 1.0450 visible across an area of Pacific Ocean, beginning at Indonesia, and ending at northern Pacific Ocean.

Solar Eclipses 2015-2018

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2015–2018
Descending node   Ascending node
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120
March 20, 2015
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Total
125 September 13, 2015
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Partial
130 March 9, 2016
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Total
135 September 1, 2016
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Annular
140 February 26, 2017
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Annular
145 August 21, 2017
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Total
150 February 15, 2018
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Partial
155 August 11, 2018
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on July 13, 2018, and January 6, 2019, occur during the next semester series.

Saros 130

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 37 seconds on June 30, 1601.

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

464748
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January 3, 1908
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January 14, 1926
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January 25, 1944
495051
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February 5, 1962
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February 16, 1980
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February 26, 1998
525354
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March 9, 2016
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March 20, 2034
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March 30, 2052
5556
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April 11, 2070
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April 21, 2088

 

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