Solar eclipse of August 22, 1979

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Solar eclipse of August 22, 1979
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9632
Magnitude 0.9329
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 3s
Coordinates 59.6S 108.5W
Max. width of band 953 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:22:38
References
Saros 125 (52 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9463

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 22, 1979. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1979-1982[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 1979 to 1982
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120 SE1979Feb26T.png
February 26, 1979
Total
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August 22, 1979
Annular
130 SE1980Feb16T.png
February 16, 1980
Total
135 SE1980Aug10A.png
August 10, 1980
Annular
140 SE1981Feb04A.png
February 4, 1981
Annular
145 SE1981Jul31T.png
July 31, 1981
Total
150 SE1982Jan25P.png
January 25, 1982
Partial
155 SE1982Jul20P.png
July 20, 1982
Partial
Partial solar eclipses on June 21, 1982 and December 15, 1982 occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

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 20 eclipse events between June 10, 1964 and August 21, 2036.

June 10–11 March 27–29 January 15–16 November 3 August 21–22
117 119 121 123 125
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June 10, 1964
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March 28, 1968
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January 16, 1972
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November 3, 1975
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August 22, 1979
127 129 131 133 135
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June 11, 1983
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March 29, 1987
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January 15, 1991
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November 3, 1994
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August 22, 1998
137 139 141 143 145
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June 10, 2002
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March 29, 2006
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January 15, 2010
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November 3, 2013
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August 21, 2017
147 149 151 153 155
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June 10, 2021
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March 29, 2025
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January 14, 2029
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November 3, 2032
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August 21, 2036

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