Solar eclipse of August 19, 1887

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar eclipse of August 19, 1887
SE1887Aug19T.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.6312
Magnitude 1.0518
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 50s
Coordinates 50.6N 111.9E
Max. width of band 221 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:32:05
References
Saros 143 (16 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9251

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 19, 1887. 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.

It was visible across Europe, Asia, and Japan.

Observations[edit]

The Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev ascended in a balloon near Moscow to observe this eclipse.

Solar eclipse 1887Aug19-Niesten.png Die Gartenlaube (1887) b 509 2.jpg
Partiality at sunrise from Berlin, Germany

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar 143[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[1]

Series members 17-28 occur between 1901 and 2100:

17 18 19
SE1905Aug30T.png
August 30, 1905
SE1923Sep10T.png
September 10, 1923
SE1941Sep21T.png
September 21, 1941
20 21 22
SE1959Oct02T.png
October 2, 1959
SE1977Oct12T.png
October 12, 1977
SE1995Oct24T.png
October 24, 1995
23 24 25
SE2013Nov03H.png
November 3, 2013
SE2031Nov14H.png
November 14, 2031
SE2049Nov25H.png
November 25, 2049
26 27 28
SE2067Dec06H.png
December 6, 2067
SE2085Dec16A.png
December 16, 2085

Notes[edit]


References[edit]