Solar eclipse of November 12, 1985

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Solar eclipse of November 12, 1985
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.9795
Magnitude 1.0388
Maximum eclipse
Duration 119 sec (1 m 59 s)
Coordinates 68°36′S 142°36′W / 68.6°S 142.6°W / -68.6; -142.6
Max. width of band 690 km (430 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:11:27
Saros 152 (11 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9477

A total solar eclipse occurred on November 12, 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. It was visible only near Antarctica.

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.