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Solar eclipse of June 20, 1974

Solar eclipse of June 20, 1974
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8239
Magnitude 1.0592
Maximum eclipse
Duration 5m 9s
Coordinates 32.1S 103.7E
Max. width of band 344 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:48:04
References
Saros 146 (25 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9452

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 20, 1974. 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 1971-1974

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 February 25, 1971 and August 20, 1971 occur in the next lunar year set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1971-1974
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
116
July 22, 1971
Partial
121
January 16, 1972
Annular
126
July 10, 1972
Total
131
January 4, 1973
Annular
136
June 30, 1973
Total
141
December 24, 1973
Annular
146
June 20, 1974
Total
151
December 13, 1974
Partial

Notes

References

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


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