Solar eclipse of April 17, 1996

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Solar eclipse of April 17, 1996
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.058
Magnitude 0.8799
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71°18′S 104°00′W / 71.3°S 104°W / -71.3; -104
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:38:12
References
Saros 148 (20 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9499

A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 17, 1996. 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.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1993-1996[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 1993–1996
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 May 21, 1993
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Partial
123 November 13, 1993
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Partial
128 May 10, 1994
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Annular
133 November 3, 1994
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Total
138 April 29, 1995
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Annular
143
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Totality at Dundlod, India
October 24, 1995
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Total
148 April 17, 1996
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Partial
153 October 12, 1996
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Partial

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).

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