Solar eclipse of August 20, 1971

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Solar eclipse of August 20, 1971
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.2659
Magnitude 0.508
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 61°42′S 135°24′E / 61.7°S 135.4°E / -61.7; 135.4
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:39:31
Saros 154 (4 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9445

A partial solar eclipse occurred on August 20–21, 1971. 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. It was visible near sunrise on August 21st over parts of Australia.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1968-1971[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.


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