Solar eclipse of April 16, 1893

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Solar eclipse of April 16, 1893
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.1764
Magnitude 1.0556
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 47s
Coordinates 1.3N 34.6W
Max. width of band 186 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:36:11
Saros 127 (51 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9264

A total solar eclipse occurred on April 16, 1893. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.


Schaeberle observed the eclipse and made drawings of the Corona:

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Predicted by Schaeberle
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Observed by Schaeberle
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Observed by Schaeberle

According to Edward S. Holden, John Martin Schaeberle discovered a comet like object on the plates of the eclipse from Chili. The comet was 0.8 moondiameters from the moon.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

Saros 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[2]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:

52 53 54
April 28, 1911
May 9, 1929
May 20, 1947
55 56 57
May 30, 1965
June 11, 1983
June 21, 2001
58 59 60
July 2, 2019
July 13, 2037
July 24, 2055
61 62
August 3, 2073
August 15, 2091