Solar eclipse of August 11, 2018

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Solar eclipse of August 11, 2018
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.1476
Magnitude 0.7368
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 70°24′N 174°30′E / 70.4°N 174.5°E / 70.4; 174.5
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:47:28
Saros 155 (6 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9549

A partial solar eclipse will occur on August 11, 2018. 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.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2015-2018[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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