Solar eclipse of November 12, 1985

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Solar eclipse of November 12, 1985
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.9795
Magnitude 1.0388
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 59s
Coordinates 68.6S 142.6W
Max. width of band 690 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:11:27
Saros 152 (11 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9477

A total solar eclipse occurred on November 12, 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

It was visible only near Antarctica.

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
122 SE1982Dec15P.png
December 15, 1982
127 SE1983Jun11T.png
June 11, 1983
132 SE1983Dec04A.png
December 4, 1983
137 SE1984May30A.png
May 30, 1984
142 SE1984Nov22T.png
November 22, 1984
147 SE1985May19P.png
May 19, 1985
152 SE1985Nov12T.png
November 12, 1985