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Solar eclipse of December 24, 1992

 

Solar eclipse of December 24, 1992

Solar eclipse of December 24, 1992
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0711
Magnitude 0.8422
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 65.7N 155.7E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:31:41
References
Saros 151 (13 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9492

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 24, 1992. 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.

Contents

  • Images 1
  • Related eclipses 2
    • Solar eclipses of 1990-1992 2.1
    • Metonic series 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Images

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1990-1992

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 1990–1992
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
121 January 26, 1990

Annular
126 July 22, 1990

Total
131 January 15, 1991

Annular
136
July 11, 1991

Total
141 January 4, 1992

Annular
146 June 30, 1992

Total
151 December 24, 1992

Partial

Metonic series

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).

This series has 21 eclipse events between July 31, 1924 and July 31, 2000.

July 31-Aug 1 May 19-20 March 7 December 24-25 October 12
115 117 119 121 123

July 31, 1924

May 19, 1928

March 7, 1932

December 25, 1935

October 12, 1939
125 127 129 131 133

August 1, 1943

May 20, 1947

March 7, 1951

December 25, 1954

October 12, 1958
135 137 139 141 143

July 31, 1962

May 20, 1966

March 7, 1970

December 24, 1973

October 12, 1977
145 147 149 151 153

July 31, 1981

May 19, 1985

March 7, 1989

December 24, 1992

October 12, 1996
155

July 31, 2000

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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