Solar eclipse of June 30, 1992

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Solar eclipse of June 30, 1992
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.7512
Magnitude 1.0592
Maximum eclipse
Duration 321 sec (5 m 21 s)
Coordinates 25°12′S 9°30′W / 25.2°S 9.5°W / -25.2; -9.5
Max. width of band 294 km (183 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:11:22
Saros 146 (26 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9491

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 30, 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 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. Totality was visible in southeastern Uruguay and southern tip of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.



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).