Solar eclipse of September 22, 1968

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Solar eclipse of September 22, 1968
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.9451
Magnitude 1.0099
Maximum eclipse
Duration 40 sec (0 m 40 s)
Coordinates 56°12′N 64°00′E / 56.2°N 64°E / 56.2; 64
Max. width of band 104 km (65 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 11:18:46
Saros 124 (52 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9439

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 22, 1968. 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 1968-1971[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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1968-1971
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119 SE1968Mar28P.png
March 28, 1968
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September 22, 1968
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March 18, 1969
134 SE1969Sep11A.png
September 11, 1969
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March 7, 1970
144 SE1970Aug31A.png
August 31, 1970
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February 25, 1971
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August 20, 1971
A partial solar eclipse of July 22, 1971 occurs in the next lunar year set.


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