Solar eclipse of December 22, 1889

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Solar eclipse of December 22, 1889
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1888
Magnitude 1.0449
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 18s
Coordinates 12.7S 12.8W
Max. width of band 152 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:54:15
Saros 130 (45 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9257

A total solar eclipse occurred on December 22, 1889. 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 from Cuba, to the coast of Brazil, and across southern Africa.


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Related eclipses[edit]

It is a member of solar Saros 130.