Solar eclipse of June 20, 1974

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Solar eclipse of June 20, 1974
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8239
Magnitude 1.0592
Maximum eclipse
Duration 309 sec (5 m 9 s)
Coordinates 32°06′S 103°42′E / 32.1°S 103.7°E / -32.1; 103.7
Max. width of band 344 km (214 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:48:04
Saros 146 (25 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9452

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 20, 1974. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1971-1974[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 February 25, 1971 and August 20, 1971 occur in the next lunar year set.