Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871

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Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1836
Magnitude 1.0465
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 23s
Coordinates 12.7S 119.4E
Max. width of band 157 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:03:38
Saros 130 (44 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9215

A total solar eclipse occurred on December 12, 1871. 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 Earth's surface, and a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.


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Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 130.