Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978

A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 7, 1978. 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.

Solar eclipse of April 7, 1978
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.1081
Magnitude0.7883
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates71°54′S 23°18′E / 71.9°S 23.3°E / -71.9; 23.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse15:03:47
References
Saros148 (19 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000)9460

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses in 1978Edit

Solar eclipses of 1975–1978Edit

There were 8 solar eclipses (at 6 month intervals) between May 11, 1975 and October 2, 1978.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1975–1978
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Gamma Saros Map Gamma
118  
1975 May 11
Partial
1.06472 123  
1975 November 3
Partial
-1.02475
128  
1976 April 29
Annular
0.33783 133  
1976 October 23
Total
-0.32699
138  
1977 April 18
Annular
-0.39903 143  
1977 October 12
Total
0.38363
148  
1978 April 7
Partial
-1.10812 153  
1978 October 2
Partial
1.16164

Metonic seriesEdit

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).

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