Solar eclipse of March 28, 1968

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Solar eclipse of March 28, 1968
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.037
Magnitude 0.899
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 61°00′S 79°48′W / 61°S 79.8°W / -61; -79.8
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:00:30
Saros 119 (63 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9438

A partial solar eclipse occurred on March 28, 1968. 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 1968-1971[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).


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