Solar eclipse of May 11, 1975

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Solar eclipse of May 11, 1975
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0647
Magnitude 0.8636
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 69°42′N 80°12′W / 69.7°N 80.2°W / 69.7; -80.2
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:17:33
Saros 118 (66 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9454

A partial solar eclipse occurred on May 11, 1975. 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 1975-1978[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 cycle[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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