Solar eclipse of April 9, 1986

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Solar eclipse of April 9, 1986
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.0822
Magnitude 0.8236
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 61°12′S 161°24′E / 61.2°S 161.4°E / -61.2; 161.4
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:21:22
Saros 119 (64 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9478

A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 9, 1986. 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 1986-1989[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.

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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