Solar eclipse of June 21, 1982

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Solar eclipse of June 21, 1982
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Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.2102
Magnitude 0.6168
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 65°54′S 13°12′E / 65.9°S 13.2°E / -65.9; 13.2
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:04:33
References
Saros 117 (67 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9470

A partial solar eclipse occurred on June 21, 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 1982-1985[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]

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

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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