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.

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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