Solar eclipse of August 10, 1980

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Solar eclipse of August 10, 1980
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.1915
Magnitude 0.9727
Maximum eclipse
Duration 203 sec (3 m 23 s)
Coordinates 4°36′N 108°54′W / 4.6°N 108.9°W / 4.6; -108.9
Max. width of band 100 km (62 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 19:12:21
Saros 135 (37 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9465

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 10, 1980 centred over the Pacific Ocean. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1979–1982[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.

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.