Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978

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Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.1081
Magnitude0.7883
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates71°54′S 23°18′E / 71.9°S 23.3°E / -71.9; 23.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse15:03:47
References
Saros148 (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]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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