Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978
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|Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978|
|Type of eclipse|
|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.
Solar eclipses of 1975-1978
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.
|Solar eclipse series sets from 1975-1978|
|Descending node||Ascending node|
May 11, 1975
November 3, 1975
April 29, 1976
October 23, 1976
April 18, 1977
October 12, 1977
April 7, 1978
October 2, 1978
- 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.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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