Solar eclipse of March 7, 1989

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Solar eclipse of March 7, 1989
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0981
Magnitude 0.8268
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 61°12′N 169°48′W / 61.2°N 169.8°W / 61.2; -169.8
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 18:08:41
Saros 149 (19 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9484

A partial solar eclipse occurred on March 7, 1989. 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 1986-1989[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]

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).


  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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