Solar eclipse of May 19, 1985

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Solar eclipse of May 19, 1985
SE1985May19P.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.072
Magnitude 0.8406
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 63.2N 81.1E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:29:38
References
Saros 147 (21 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9476

A partial solar eclipse occurred on May 19–20, 1985. 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.

It was visible near sunrise on May 20th over Japan and northeast Russia, and ending at sunset on May 19th over north Canada and Greenland.

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 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 21 eclipse events between July 31, 1924 and July 31, 2000.

July 31-Aug 1 May 19-20 March 7 December 24-25 October 12
115 117 119 121 123
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July 31, 1924
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May 19, 1928
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March 7, 1932
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December 25, 1935
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October 12, 1939
125 127 129 131 133
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August 1, 1943
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May 20, 1947
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March 7, 1951
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December 25, 1954
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October 12, 1958
135 137 139 141 143
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July 31, 1962
SE1966May20A.png
May 20, 1966
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March 7, 1970
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December 24, 1973
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October 12, 1977
145 147 149 151 153
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July 31, 1981
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May 19, 1985
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March 7, 1989
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December 24, 1992
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October 12, 1996
155
SE2000Jul31P.png
July 31, 2000

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