Solar eclipse of April 17, 1996

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Solar eclipse of April 17, 1996
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.058
Magnitude 0.8799
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71.3S 104W
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:38:12
References
Saros 148 (20 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9499

A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 17, 1996. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

Images[edit]

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1993-1996[edit]

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 1993–1996
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 May 21, 1993
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Partial
123 November 13, 1993
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Partial
128 May 10, 1994
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Annular
133 November 3, 1994
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Total
138 April 29, 1995
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Annular
143
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Totality at Dundlod, India
October 24, 1995
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Total
148 April 17, 1996
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Partial
153 October 12, 1996
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Partial

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

This series has 22 eclipse events between September 12, 1931 and July 1, 2011.

September 11-12 June 30-July 1 April 18-19 February 4-5 November 22-23
114 116 118 120 122
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September 12, 1931
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June 30, 1935
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April 19, 1939
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February 4, 1943
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November 23, 1946
124 126 128 130 132
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September 12, 1950
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June 30, 1954
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April 19, 1958
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February 5, 1962
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November 23, 1965
134 136 138 140 142
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September 11, 1969
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June 30, 1973
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April 18, 1977
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February 4, 1981
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November 22, 1984
144 146 148 150 152
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September 11, 1988
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June 30, 1992
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April 17, 1996
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February 5, 2000
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November 23, 2003
154 156
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September 11, 2007
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July 1, 2011

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