Solar eclipse of April 6, 1875

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar eclipse of April 6, 1875
SE1875Apr06T.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.1292
Magnitude 1.0547
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 37s
Coordinates 0.2S 84.8E
Max. width of band 182 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:37:26
References
Saros 127 (50 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9222

A total solar eclipse occurred on April 6, 1875. 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.

Totality was visible on the southern tip of Africa, across the Indian ocean, and across southeastern Asia.

Observations[edit]

Astronomers J. N. Lockyer and Arthur Schuster traveled to observe the eclipse and measure spectral lines to determine the elemental contents of the solar corona.[1]

Solar eclipse 1875Apr06 Lockyer.png

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
SE1911Apr28T.png
April 28, 1911
SE1929May09T.png
May 9, 1929
SE1947May20T.png
May 20, 1947
55 56 57
SE1965May30T.png
May 30, 1965
SE1983Jun11T.png
June 11, 1983
SE2001Jun21T.png
June 21, 2001
58 59 60
SE2019Jul02T.png
July 2, 2019
SE2037Jul13T.png
July 13, 2037
SE2055Jul24T.png
July 24, 2055
61 62
SE2073Aug03T.png
August 3, 2073
SE2091Aug15T.png
August 15, 2091

Notes[edit]

References[edit]