Solar eclipse of December 15, 1982

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Solar eclipse of December 15, 1982
SE1982Dec15P.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.1293
Magnitude 0.735
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 65.3N 56.9E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:32:09
References
Saros 122 (56 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9471

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 15, 1982. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1982-1985[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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on January 25, 1982 and July 20, 1982 occur in the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1982-1985
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
117 SE1982Jun21P.png
June 21, 1982
Partial
122 SE1982Dec15P.png
December 15, 1982
Partial
127 SE1983Jun11T.png
June 11, 1983
Total
132 SE1983Dec04A.png
December 4, 1983
Annular
137 SE1984May30A.png
May 30, 1984
Annular
142 SE1984Nov22T.png
November 22, 1984
Total
147 SE1985May19P.png
May 19, 1985
Partial
152 SE1985Nov12T.png
November 12, 1985
Total

Metonic cycle[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).

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