Solar eclipse of April 29, 1976

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Solar eclipse of April 29, 1976
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.3378
Magnitude 0.9421
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 41s
Coordinates 34N 18.3E
Max. width of band 227 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 10:24:18
References
Saros 128 (56 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9456

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 29, 1976. 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.

Totality was visible from North Africa, Turkey, Middle East, central Asia, India, China.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1975-1978[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 1975-1978
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 SE1975May11P.png
May 11, 1975
Partial
123 SE1975Nov03P.png
November 3, 1975
Partial
128 SE1976Apr29A.png
April 29, 1976
Annular
133 SE1976Oct23T.png
October 23, 1976
Total
138 SE1977Apr18A.png
April 18, 1977
Annular
143 SE1977Oct12T.png
October 12, 1977
Total
148 SE1978Apr07P.png
April 7, 1978
Partial
153 SE1978Oct02P.png
October 2, 1978
Partial

Saros 128[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 128, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 29, 984 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 16, 1417 through June 18, 1471 and hybrid eclipses from June 28, 1489 through July 31, 1543. Then it progresses into annular eclipses from August 11, 1561 through July 25, 2120. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on November 1, 2282. The longest duration of totality was 1 minutes, 45 seconds on June 7, 1453.[1]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:

52 53 54
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March 17, 1904
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March 28, 1922
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April 7, 1940
55 56 57
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April 19, 1958
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April 29, 1976
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May 10, 1994
58 59 60
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May 20, 2012
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June 1, 2030
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June 11, 2048
61 62
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June 22, 2066
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July 3, 2084

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 11, 1953 and July 11, 2029.

Notess[edit]

References[edit]