Accession Number:

ADA237614

Title:

Central Solar Eclipses of 1992. Annual Solar Eclipse of 4-5 January 1992, Total Solar Eclipse of 30 June 1992

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

By coincidence, the two central solar eclipses of 1992 share a similar characteristic both central paths will pass almost entirely over water, except for a very small portion at one end which will pass over land and include a major city. The first of the eclipses, an annular eclipse of the Sun, will occur on Saturday, 4 January 1992 and Sunday, 5 January 1992. It will preceded by an associated partial lunar eclipse on 21 December 1991. The central path of this annular eclipse will include a number of small islands in the Pacific Ocean and end over the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area. At maximum over the central Pacific Ocean, approximately 84.4 of the Suns disk will be obscured. The maximum duration of annularity will be about 11m 36s. Because the track will cross the Internation Date Line, by local times the eclips will occur on the morning of 5 January at the beginning of the path and occur on the evening of 4 January at the end of the path. This eclipse belongs to saros series number 141. The last preceding eclipse in this series was the annular solar eclipse of 24 December 1973 the next eclipse in series will be the annular solar eclips of 15 January 2010.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE