Solar eclipse of May 19, 1985

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Solar eclipse of May 19, 1985
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.072
Magnitude 0.8406
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 63°12′N 81°06′E / 63.2°N 81.1°E / 63.2; 81.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:29:38
Saros 147 (21 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9476

A partial solar eclipse occurred on May 19–20, 1985. 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. It was visible near sunrise on May 20th over Japan and northeast Russia, and ending at sunset on May 19th over north Canada and Greenland.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1982-1985[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.

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

Solar eclipse series sets from 1982-1985
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
117 SE1982Jun21P.png
June 21, 1982
122 SE1982Dec15P.png
December 15, 1982
127 SE1983Jun11T.png
June 11, 1983
132 SE1983Dec04A.png
December 4, 1983
137 SE1984May30A.png
May 30, 1984
142 SE1984Nov22T.png
November 22, 1984
147 SE1985May19P.png
May 19, 1985
152 SE1985Nov12T.png
November 12, 1985

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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