Solar eclipse of January 25, 1982

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Solar eclipse of January 25, 1982
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.2311
Magnitude0.5663
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates69°18′S 91°42′W / 69.3°S 91.7°W / -69.3; -91.7
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse4:42:53
References
Saros150 (15 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9468

A partial solar eclipse occurred on January 25, 1982. 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 1979-1982[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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