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Solar eclipse of December 15, 1982

Solar eclipse of December 15, 1982
Map
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
References
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
117
June 21, 1982
Partial
122
December 15, 1982
Partial
127
June 11, 1983
Total
132
December 4, 1983
Annular
137
May 30, 1984
Annular
142
November 22, 1984
Total
147
May 19, 1985
Partial
152
November 12, 1985
Total

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).

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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