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Solar eclipse of November 12, 1985

Solar eclipse of November 12, 1985
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.9795
Magnitude 1.0388
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 59s
Coordinates 68.6S 142.6W
Max. width of band 690 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:11:27
References
Saros 152 (11 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9477

A total solar eclipse occurred on November 12, 1985. 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.

It was visible only near Antarctica.

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

Notes

References

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


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