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Solar eclipse of July 22, 1990
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.7597
Magnitude 1.0391
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 33s
Coordinates 65.2N 168.9E
Max. width of band 201 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 3:03:07
References
Saros 126 (46 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9487

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 22, 1990. 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[edit]

Solar eclipses 1990-1992[edit]

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
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Annular
126 July 22, 1990
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Total
131 January 15, 1991
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Annular
136
Eclipse CR 1991 a zoom.jpg
July 11, 1991
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Total
141 January 4, 1992
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Annular
146 June 30, 1992
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Total
151 December 24, 1992
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Partial

Saros 126[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 126, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 10, 1179. It contains annular eclipses from June 4, 1323 through April 4, 1810 and hybrid eclipses from April 14, 1828 through May 6, 1864. It contains total eclipses from May 17, 1882 through August 23, 2044. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on May 3, 2459. The longest duration of central eclipse (annular or total) was 5 minutes, 46 seconds of annularity on November 22, 1593. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 36 seconds on July 10, 1972.[1]

Series members 39-49 occur between 1901 and 2100:

39 40 41
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June 8, 1918
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June 19, 1936
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June 30, 1954
42 43 44
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July 10, 1972
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July 22, 1990
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August 1, 2008
45 46 47
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August 12, 2026
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August 23, 2044
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September 3, 2062
48 49
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September 13, 2080
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September 25, 2098

Metonic cycle[edit]

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).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Solar_Saros_series_126, accessed October 2010

References[edit]

Photos:


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