Solar eclipse of January 4, 1992

An annular solar eclipse occurred on January 4–5, 1992. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide. Annularity was visible in the Federal States of Micronesia, Nauru, Kiribati, Baker Island, Palmyra Atoll, Kingman Reef, and southwestern California, including the southwestern part of Los Angeles.

The duration of annularity at maximum eclipse (closest to but slightly shorter than the longest duration) was 11 minutes, 40.9 seconds in the Pacific. It was the longest annular solar eclipse until January 2, 3062, but the solar eclipse of December 24, 1973 lasted longer.[1]

Solar eclipse of January 4, 1992
SE1992Jan04A
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4091
Magnitude 0.9179
Maximum eclipse
Duration 701 sec (11 m 41 s)
Coordinates 1°00′N 169°42′W / 1°N 169.7°W
Max. width of band 340 km (210 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:05:37
References
Saros 141 (22 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9490

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1990-1992

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
SE1990Jan26A
Annular
126 July 22, 1990
SE1990Jul22T
Total
131 January 15, 1991
SE1991Jan15A
Annular
136
Eclipse CR 1991 a zoom
From Playas del Coco
July 11, 1991
SE1991Jul11T
Total
141 January 4, 1992
SE1992Jan04A
Annular
146 June 30, 1992
SE1992Jun30T
Total
151 December 24, 1992
SE1992Dec24P
Partial

Saros 141

Solar Saros 141 repeats every 18 years, 11 days and contains 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 19, 1613. It contains annular eclipses from August 4, 1739 through October 14, 2460. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on June 13, 2857. [2]

Series members 17–28 occur between 1901 and 2100
17 18 19
SE1901Nov11A
November 11, 1901
SE1919Nov22A
November 22, 1919
SE1937Dec02A
December 2, 1937
20 21 22
SE1955Dec14A
December 14, 1955
SE1973Dec24A
December 24, 1973
SE1992Jan04A
January 4, 1992
23 24 25
SE2010Jan15A
January 15, 2010
SE2028Jan26A
January 26, 2028
SE2046Feb05A
February 5, 2046
26 27 28
SE2064Feb17A
February 17, 2064
SE2082Feb27A
February 27, 2082
SE2100Mar10A
March 10, 2100

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).

21 eclipse events between August 12, 1942 and August 11, 2018
August 10-12 May 30 March 18 January 4-5 October 23-24
115 117 119 121 123
SE1942Aug12P
August 12, 1942
SE1946May30P
May 30, 1946
SE1950Mar18A
March 18, 1950
SE1954Jan05A
January 5, 1954
SE1957Oct23T
October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133
SE1961Aug11A
August 11, 1961
SE1965May30T
May 30, 1965
SE1969Mar18A
March 18, 1969
SE1973Jan04A
January 4, 1973
SE1976Oct23T
October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143
SE1980Aug10A
August 10, 1980
SE1984May30A
May 30, 1984
SE1988Mar18T
March 18, 1988
SE1992Jan04A
January 4, 1992
SE1995Oct24T
October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153
SE1999Aug11T
August 11, 1999
SE2003May31A
May 31, 2003
SE2007Mar19P
March 19, 2007
SE2011Jan04P
January 4, 2011
SE2014Oct23P
October 23, 2014
155
SE2018Aug11P

August 11, 2018

Notes

  1. ^ "Annular Solar Eclipses with Durations Exceeding 11m 00s: -3999 to 6000". NASA Eclipse Web Site.
  2. ^ "NASA - Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141". Eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2012-03-15.

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