Solar Eclipse Decade Page

Solar Eclipses: 1981 - 1990

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1981 through 1990 is presented here in two ways. The first is a series of Maps showing the geographic regions of visibility for each eclipse. The second is a Table listing the primary characteristics of each eclipse. Near the bottom of the page are a series of Links for more on solar eclipses.

Maps of Solar Eclipses: 1981 - 1990

The maps below offer a concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1981 through 1990 . Each map depicts the geographic region of visibility for a single eclipse. For central eclipses, the total or annular path is plotted in either blue (total) or red (annular). Click on an eclipse map to link to the EclipseWise Prime Page with complete details about that eclipse, including a larger version of the map. Visit Key to Solar Eclipse Maps for a detailed explanation of these maps.

Below each of the global eclipse maps is the hot link Google Eclipse Map. Click on this to take you to a web page showing the eclipse path plotted on an interactive Google Map.


Solar Eclipses: 1981 - 1990
Annular Solar Eclipse
1981 Feb 04

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1981 Jul 31

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1982 Jan 25

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1982 Jun 21

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1982 Jul 20

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1982 Dec 15

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1983 Jun 11

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1983 Dec 04

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1984 May 30

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1984 Nov 22

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1985 May 19

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1985 Nov 12

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1986 Apr 09

Google Eclipse Map
Hybrid Solar Eclipse
1986 Oct 03

Google Eclipse Map
Hybrid Solar Eclipse
1987 Mar 29

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1987 Sep 23

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1988 Mar 18

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1988 Sep 11

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1989 Mar 07

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1989 Aug 31

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1990 Jan 26

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1990 Jul 22

Google Eclipse Map

Table of Solar Eclipses: 1981 through 1990

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1981 through 1990 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Annular, Hybrid or Partial.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in column 4. The Eclipse Magnitude gives the fraction of the Sun's diameter obscured at the instant of greatest eclipse (column 5). For total and annular eclipses, the Central Duration gives the length of the eclipse as seen from the central line at greatest eclipse (column 6). Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility provides a brief description of where each eclipse will be seen. Countries and regions within the path of total or annular eclipses are listed in italics inside [ ] brackets.

The eclipse date (first column) links to the EclipseWise Prime Page for the eclipse. This page features a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility as well as detailed predictions, Besellian elements and links to additional information about the eclipse.

The Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.


Solar Eclipses: 1981 - 1990
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Eclipse Magn. Central Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1981 Feb 04 22:09:24 Annular 140 0.994 00m33s Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, w South America
[Annular: Tasmania, New Zealand, s Pacific]
1981 Jul 31 03:46:37 Total 145 1.026 02m02s e Europe, Asia, Alaska, nw Canada
[Total: Kazakhstan, Russia, n Pacific]
1982 Jan 25 04:42:53 Partial 150 0.566 - New Zealand, Antarctica
1982 Jun 21 12:04:33 Partial 117 0.617 - s Atlantic, s Africa
1982 Jul 20 18:44:44 Partial 155 0.464 - ne Asia, n North America, nw Europe
1982 Dec 15 09:32:09 Partial 122 0.735 - Europe, ne Africa, c Asia
1983 Jun 11 04:43:34 Total 127 1.052 05m11s se Asia, East Indies, Australia
[Total: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea]
1983 Dec 04 12:31:15 Annular 132 0.967 04m01s ns South America, Africa, s Europe
[Annular: Gabon, Congo, D. R. Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia]
1984 May 30 16:45:42 Annular 137 0.998 00m11s N. & C. America, Europe, nw Africa
[Annular: Mexico, se US, Morocco, Algeria]
1984 Nov 22 22:54:17 Total 142 1.024 02m00s East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica
[Total: Papua New Guinea, s Pacific]
1985 May 19 21:29:38 Partial 147 0.841 - ne Asia, n North America
1985 Nov 12 14:11:27 Total 152 1.039 01m59s s South America, Antarctica
[Total: s Pacific, Antarctica]
1986 Apr 09 06:21:22 Partial 119 0.824 - East Indies, Australia, Antarctica
1986 Oct 03 19:06:15 Hybrid 124 1.000 00m00s N. & C. America, n South America
[Hybrid: n Atlantic]
1987 Mar 29 12:49:47 Hybrid 129 1.001 00m08s s South America, Africa, Mid East
[Hybrid: Argentina, Gabon, Cameroon, C. A. Rep., Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia]
1987 Sep 23 03:12:22 Annular 134 0.963 03m49s Asia, East Indies, Australia
[Annular: Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, China]
1988 Mar 18 01:58:56 Total 139 1.046 03m46s e Asia, East Indies, Australia, Alaska
[Total: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Pacific]
1988 Sep 11 04:44:29 Annular 144 0.938 06m57s e Africa, s Asia, Australia
[Annular: Indian Ocean]
1989 Mar 07 18:08:41 Partial 149 0.827 - w North America
1989 Aug 31 05:31:47 Partial 154 0.634 - s Africa, Antarctica
1990 Jan 26 19:31:24 Annular 121 0.967 02m03s s South America, Antarctica
[Annular: Antarctica]
1990 Jul 22 03:03:07 Total 126 1.039 02m33s n & c Asia, nw North America
[Total: Finland, n Russia, n Pacific]

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of solar eclipses. Every eclipse has links to a global map, an interactive Google map, and a dedicated web page for that eclipse.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
Decades
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Century Catologs of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses.

Century Catalogs of Solar Eclipses
Centuries
1001-1100 1101-1200 1201-1300 1301-1400 1401-1500
1501-1600 1601-1700 1701-1800 1801-1900 1901-2000
2001-2100 2101-2200 2201-2300 2301-2400 2401-2500
2501-2600 2601-2700 2701-2800 2801-2900 2901-3000

For other centuries, see Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2999 to +3000

Maps of Solar Eclipse Paths

The World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths features maps showing the paths of all total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each map in the atlas covers a 20-year period. The atlas spans five millennia from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE).

World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths
19th Century 1801-1820 1821-1840 1841-1860 1861-1880 1881-1900
20th Century 1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
21st Century 2001-2020 2021-2040 2041-2060 2061-2080 2081-2100
22nd Century 2101-2120 2121-2140 2141-2160 2161-2180 2181-2200

For eclipse maps covering other centuries/decades, see World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths.

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.