Solar Eclipses: 2081 - 2090

Fred Espenak

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 2081 through 2090 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant on greatest eclipse. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Annular, Hybrid[2] or Partial.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in column 4. The Eclipse Magnitude[3] gives the fraction of the Sun's diameter obscured at the instant of greatest eclipse (column 5). For total and annular eclipses the Central Duration[4] gives the length of the eclipse as seen from the central line at greatest eclipse (column 6). Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility[5] provides a brief description of where each eclipse will be seen. Countries and regions within the path of total or annular eclipses are listed inside [ ] brackets.

Several fields in the summary table provide links to additional information and graphics for each eclipse. A map for an eclipse may be seen by clicking on the Calendar Date. The orthographic projection map of Earth shows the region of visibility for the eclipse. The path of the Moon's penumbral shadow (cyan and magenta) covers the region of partial eclipse. The track of the umbral or antumbral shadow (blue/red) defines the path of total or annular eclipse. These maps are described in greater detail in the Key to Solar Eclipse Maps. Each map is stored as a GIF of approximately 60 kilobytes.

The Eclipse Type link opens a new window with the central eclipse path plotted on an interactive Google Map. The northern and southern limits of the eclipse path are blue while the central line red. The yellow lines crossing the path indicate the position of maximum eclipse at 10-minute intervals. You can zoom into the map and turn the satelite view on or off. When you click on a position, the eclipse circumstances and times at that location are calculated and displayed.

All eclipses belonging to a particular Saros Series are listed in a table linked through the Saros number. Tables of geographic coordinates for the paths of all central eclipses (Total, Annular or Hybrid) are accessed by through the Central Duration. The tables include the northern and southern limits of the path as well as the central line.

The Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.

For more data on solar eclipses during this period, see Catalog of Solar Eclipses: 2051 to 2150 .

Solar Eclipses: 2081 - 2090
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Eclipse Magnitude Central Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
(Link to Global Map) (Link to Google Map) (Link to Saros) (Link to Path Table)
2081 Mar 10 15:23:30 Annular 131 0.930 07m36s S. America, Africa, Antarctica
[Annular: Chile, Argentina, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon]
2081 Sep 03 09:07:29 Total 136 1.072 05m33s Africa, Europe, Asia
[Total: Central Europe, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Quatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman]
2082 Feb 27 14:46:59 Annular 141 0.930 08m12s Americas, Europe, Africa
[Annular: Peru, Brazil, Suriname, French Guiana, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria]
2082 Aug 24 01:16:20 Total 146 1.045 04m01s Indies, Australia, Antarctica, N.Z.
[Total: Indonesia, New Guinea, South Pacific]
2083 Feb 16 18:06:36 Partial 151 0.943 - Mexico, U.S, Canada
2083 Jul 15 00:14:22 Partial 118 0.017 - Greenland
2083 Aug 13 12:34:40 Partial 156 0.615 - S. America, Antarctica
2084 Jan 07 17:30:23 Partial 123 0.872 - Antarctica, S. America
2084 Jul 03 01:50:25 Annular 128 0.942 04m25s n Europe, Asia, N. America
[Annular: Russia, U.S., Canada]
2084 Dec 27 09:13:47 Total 133 1.040 03m04s Africa, Antarctica, Australia
[Total: South Atlantic and Indian Ocean]
2085 Jun 22 03:21:15 Annular 138 0.970 03m29s Asia, Indies, Australia
[Annular: India, Myanmar, China, Central Pacific]
2085 Dec 16 22:37:47 Annular 143 0.997 00m19s Australia, N. America
[Annular: Central Pacific]
2086 Jun 11 11:07:13 Total 148 1.017 01m48s S. America, Africa
[Total: Nambia, Botswana, South Africa]
2086 Dec 06 05:38:55 Partial 153 0.927 - Asia
2087 May 02 18:04:41 Partial 120 0.801 - n Europe, n Asia, N. America
2087 Jun 01 01:27:13 Partial 158 0.215 - New Zealand
2087 Oct 26 11:46:56 Partial 125 0.470 - S. America, Antarctica
2088 Apr 21 10:31:48 Total 130 1.047 03m58s N. America, Africa, Europe, Asia
[Total: Mauritania, Western Sahara, Mali, Algeria, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, China]
2088 Oct 14 14:48:05 Annular 135 0.973 02m38s S. America, Antarctica, Africa
[Annular: Chile, Argentina]
2089 Apr 10 22:44:40 Annular 140 0.992 00m53s Australia, Antarctica, N. America
[Annular: Australia, Central Pacific]
2089 Oct 04 01:15:22 Total 145 1.033 03m14s Asia, Indies, Australia
[Total: China, Central Pacific]
2090 Mar 31 03:38:07 Partial 150 0.784 - Antarctica, Australia, N.Z.
2090 Sep 23 16:56:35 Total 155 1.056 03m36s N. America, Europe, Africa, n Asia
[Total: Canada, Greenland, U.K., France]

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central


[1] Greatest Eclipse is the instant when the distance between the Moon's shadow axis and Earth's center reaches a minimum.

[2] Hybrid eclipses are also known as annular/total eclipses. Such an eclipse is both total and annular along different sections of its umbral path.

[3] Eclipse magnitude is the fraction of the Sun's diameter obscured by the Moon. For annular eclipses, the eclipse magnitude is always less than 1. For total eclipses, the eclipse magnitude is always greater than or equal to 1. For both annular and total eclipses, the value listed is actually the ratio of diameters between the Moon and the Sun.

[4] Central Duration is the duration of a total or annular eclipse at Greatest Eclipse. Greatest Eclipse is the instant when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center.

[5] Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility is the portion of Earth's surface where a partial eclipse can be seen. The central path of a total or annular eclipse covers a much smaller region of Earth and is described in brackets [].


Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of eclipses. Every eclipse has links of global maps, interactive Google maps, animations, path coordinate tables, and saros tables.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
Decades
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Twenty Year Solar Eclipse Path Tables (w/Google Maps)

Each of the following links displays a table containing 20 years of total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each eclipse offers links to a global map, shadow animation, interactive Google map, path coordinates table, and saros table.

Twenty Year Solar Eclipse Path Tables (w/Google Maps)
Years
1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
2001-2020 2021-2040 2041-2060 2061-2080 2081-2100

Century Catologs of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses. Every eclipse has links of global maps and saros tables.

Century Catalogs of Solar Eclipses
Centuries
1001-1100 1101-1200 1201-1300 1301-1400 1401-1500
1501-1600 1601-1700 1701-1800 1801-1900 1901-2000
2001-2100 2101-2200 2201-2300 2301-2400 2401-2500
2501-2600 2601-2700 2701-2800 2801-2900 2901-3000

For other centuries, see Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000


Maps of Solar Eclipse Paths

The World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths features maps showing the paths of all total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each map in the atlas covers a 20-year period. The atlas spans five millennia from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE).

World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths
19th Century 1801-1820 1821-1840 1841-1860 1861-1880 1881-1900
20th Century 1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
21st Century 2001-2020 2021-2040 2041-2060 2061-2080 2081-2100
22nd Century 2101-2120 2121-2140 2141-2160 2161-2180 2181-2200

For eclipse maps covering other decades, see World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths.


Solar Eclipse Catalogs

Reproduction of Eclipse Data

Special thanks to National Space Club summer intern Christopher Barrow for his valuable assistance in preparing the geographic visibility data (July 2004).

All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Some of the information presented on this web site is based on data originally published in:

Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1986 - 2035
and
Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE)

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC"

For more information, see: NASA Copyright Information

2008 Mar 27