Solar eclipse of March 29, 1987

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Solar eclipse of March 29, 1987
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma -0.3053
Magnitude 1.0013
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 8s
Coordinates 12.3S 2.3W
Max. width of band 5 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:49:47
References
Saros 129 (50 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9480

A total solar eclipse occurred on March 29, 1987. It was a hybrid eclipse, with only a small portion of the central path as total, lasting a maximum of only 8 seconds. 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 1986-1989[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 1986-1989
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119 SE1986Apr09P.png
April 9, 1986
Partial
124 SE1986Oct03H.png
October 3, 1986
Hybrid
129 SE1987Mar29H.png
March 29, 1987
Hybrid
134 SE1987Sep23A.png
September 23, 1987
Annular
139 SE1988Mar18T.png
March 18, 1988
Total
144 SE1988Sep11A.png
September 11, 1988
Annular
149 SE1989Mar07P.png
March 7, 1989
Partial
154 SE1989Aug31P.png
August 31, 1989
Partial

Saros 129[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 129, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 80 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 3, 1103. It contains annular eclipses on May 6, 1464 through March 18, 1969, hybrid eclipses on April 8, 2005 and April 20, 2023 and total eclipses from April 30, 2041 through July 26, 2185. The series ends at member 80 as a partial eclipse on February 21, 2528. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 43 seconds on June 25, 2131 .[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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February 14, 1915
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February 24, 1933
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March 7, 1951
49 50 51
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March 18, 1969
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March 29, 1987
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April 8, 2005
52 53 54
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April 20, 2023
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April 30, 2041
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May 11, 2059
55 56
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May 22, 2077
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June 2, 2095

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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