Solar eclipse of December 22, 1870
|Solar eclipse of December 22, 1870|
|Type of eclipse|
|Max. width of band||165 km|
|Saros||120 (53 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9213|
A total solar eclipse occurred on December 22, 1870. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially 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.
From Syracuse by Captain G. I. Tupman, R.M.A.
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It is a part of solar Saros 120.
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