Solar eclipse of January 1, 1889

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Solar eclipse of January 1, 1889
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8603
Magnitude 1.0262
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 17s
Coordinates 36.7N 137.6W
Max. width of band 175 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:16:50
References
Saros 120 (54 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9255

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 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 across western United States, and central Canada. Partiality was visible across the northern Pacific ocean including Hawaii, and all of the United States.

Observations and predictions[edit]

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A drawing of map of path across the western United States and central Canada

Photograph from Norman, California.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Saros 120[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 120, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 27, 933 AD, and reached an annular eclipse on August 11, 1059. It was a hybrid event for 3 dates: May 8, 1510, through May 29, 1546, and total eclipses from June 8, 1564, through March 30, 2033. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 7, 2195. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 16 seconds on August 12, 1654.[1]

Series members 55–65 occur between 1901 and 2100:

55 56 57
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January 14, 1907
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January 24, 1925
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February 4, 1943
58 59 60
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February 15, 1961
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February 26, 1979
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March 9, 1997
61 62 63
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March 20, 2015
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March 30, 2033
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April 11, 2051
64 65
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April 21, 2069
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May 2, 2087

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