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Solar eclipse of August 31, 1989

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Nature  Partial
Magnitude  0.6344
Saros  154 (5 of 71)
Start date  August 31, 1989
Gamma  -1.1928
Greatest eclipse  5:31:47
Catalog # (SE5000)  9485
Solar eclipse of August 31, 1989

A partial solar eclipse occurred on August 31, 1989. 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 of 1986-1989

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.

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Solar eclipse of August 31, 1989 Wikipedia