Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978

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Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978
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Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.1081
Magnitude 0.7883
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71°54′S 23°18′E / 71.9°S 23.3°E / -71.9; 23.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:03:47
References
Saros 148 (19 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9460

A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 7, 1978. 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.

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.

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