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Solar eclipse of August 10, 1980

 

Solar eclipse of August 10, 1980

Solar eclipse of August 10, 1980
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.1915
Magnitude 0.9727
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 23s
Coordinates 4.6N 108.9W
Max. width of band 100 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 19:12:21
References
Saros 135 (37 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9465

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 10, 1980. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses of 1979-1982 1.1
    • Tritos series 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1979-1982

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 1979 to 1982
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120
February 26, 1979
Total
125
August 22, 1979
Annular
130
February 16, 1980
Total
135
August 10, 1980
Annular
140
February 4, 1981
Annular
145
July 31, 1981
Total
150
January 25, 1982
Partial
155
July 20, 1982
Partial
Partial solar eclipses on June 21, 1982 and December 15, 1982 occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

Tritos series

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Series members between 1901 and 2100 are:

March 17, 1904
(Saros 128)

February 14, 1915
(Saros 129)

January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)

December 13, 1936
(Saros 131)

November 12, 1947
(Saros 132)

October 12, 1958
(Saros 133)

September 11, 1969
(Saros 134)

August 10, 1980
(Saros 135)

July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)

June 10, 2002
(Saros 137)

May 10, 2013
(Saros 138)

April 8, 2024
(Saros 139)

March 9, 2035
(Saros 140)

February 5, 2046
(Saros 141)

January 5, 2057
(Saros 142)

December 6, 2067
(Saros 143)

November 4, 2078
(Saros 144)

October 4, 2089
(Saros 145)

September 4, 2100
(Saros 146)

Notes

References

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


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