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Solar eclipse of April 17, 1996

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Nature  Partial
Magnitude  0.8799
Saros  148 (20 of 75)
Start date  April 17, 1996
Gamma  -1.058
Greatest eclipse  22:38:12
Catalog # (SE5000)  9499
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A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 17, 1996. 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 eclipses 1993-1996

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.

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).


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