Solar eclipse of November 22, 1984

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Solar eclipse of November 22, 1984
Solar eclipse of 22 November 1984.JPG
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3132
Magnitude 1.0237
Maximum eclipse
Duration 120 sec (2 m 0 s)
Coordinates 37°48′S 173°36′W / 37.8°S 173.6°W / -37.8; -173.6
Max. width of band 85 km (53 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:54:17
Saros 142 (21 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9475

A total solar eclipse occurred on November 22, 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. 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.

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
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June 21, 1982
122 SE1982Dec15P.png
December 15, 1982
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June 11, 1983
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December 4, 1983
137 SE1984May30A.png
May 30, 1984
Solar eclipse of 22 November 1984.JPG
Partial from Gisborne, NZ
November 22, 1984
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May 19, 1985
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November 12, 1985

Saros 142[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 142, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 17, 1624. It contains one hybrid eclipse on July 14, 1768, and total eclipses from July 25, 1786 through October 29, 2543. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on June 5, 2904. The longest duration of totality will be 6 minutes, 34 seconds on May 28, 2291.[1]

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).