Solar eclipse of June 11, 1983

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Solar eclipse of June 11, 1983
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.4947
Magnitude 1.0524
Maximum eclipse
Duration 311 sec (5 m 11 s)
Coordinates 6°12′S 114°12′E / 6.2°S 114.2°E / -6.2; 114.2
Max. width of band 199 km (124 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:43:33
Saros 127 (56 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9472

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 11, 1983. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. The path of totality went through the Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Indonesia.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1982-1985[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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on January 25, 1982 and July 20, 1982 occur in the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[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).