Solar eclipse of May 30, 1984

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Solar eclipse of May 30, 1984
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.2755
Magnitude 0.998
Maximum eclipse
Duration 11 sec (0 m 11 s)
Coordinates 37°30′N 76°42′W / 37.5°N 76.7°W / 37.5; -76.7
Max. width of band 7 km (4.3 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 16:45:41
Saros 137 (34 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9474

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 30, 1984. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide. Annularity was visible in Mexico, the United States, Azores Islands, Morocco and Algeria.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1982-1985[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]

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).


  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.