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Solar eclipse of December 15, 1982

Solar eclipse of December 15, 1982
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.1293
Magnitude 0.735
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 65.3N 56.9E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:32:09
Saros 122 (56 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9471

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 15, 1982. 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.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1982-1985

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
June 21, 1982
December 15, 1982
June 11, 1983
December 4, 1983
May 30, 1984
November 22, 1984
May 19, 1985
November 12, 1985

Metonic cycle

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).


External links

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements

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