Solar eclipse of December 24, 1992

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Solar eclipse of December 24, 1992
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0711
Magnitude 0.8422
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 65°42′N 155°42′E / 65.7°N 155.7°E / 65.7; 155.7
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:31:41
Saros 151 (13 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9492

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 24, 1992. 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 1990-1992[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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