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Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978

Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.1081
Magnitude 0.7883
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71.9S 23.3E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:03:47
References
Saros 148 (19 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9460

A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 7, 1978. 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 1975-1978

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 1975-1978
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118
May 11, 1975
Partial
123
November 3, 1975
Partial
128
April 29, 1976
Annular
133
October 23, 1976
Total
138
April 18, 1977
Annular
143
October 12, 1977
Total
148
April 7, 1978
Partial
153
October 2, 1978
Partial

References

External links

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


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