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Solar eclipse of June 11, 1983

Solar eclipse of June 11, 1983
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.4947
Magnitude 1.0524
Maximum eclipse
Duration 5m 11s
Coordinates 6.2S 114.2E
Max. width of band 199 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:43:33
References
Saros 127 (56 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9472

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 11, 1983. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

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

Saros 127

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[1]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:
52 53 54

April 28, 1911

May 9, 1929

May 20, 1947
55 56 57

May 30, 1965

June 11, 1983

June 21, 2001
58 59 60

July 2, 2019

July 13, 2037

July 24, 2055
61 62

August 3, 2073

August 15, 2091

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 20 eclipse events between June 10, 1964 and August 21, 2036.

June 10–11 March 27–29 January 15–16 November 3 August 21–22
117 119 121 123 125

June 10, 1964

March 28, 1968

January 16, 1972

November 3, 1975

August 22, 1979
127 129 131 133 135

June 11, 1983

March 29, 1987

January 15, 1991

November 3, 1994

August 22, 1998
137 139 141 143 145

June 10, 2002

March 29, 2006

January 15, 2010

November 3, 2013

August 21, 2017
147 149 151 153 155

June 10, 2021

March 29, 2025

January 14, 2029

November 3, 2032

August 21, 2036

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros127.html

References

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

Photos:

  • Prof. Druckmüller's eclipse photography site
  • Solar Corona Shape
  • The 1983 Eclipse in Java
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