Solar eclipse of January 22, 1898
|Solar eclipse of January 22, 1898|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||141 sec (2 m 21 s)|
|Max. width of band||96 km (60 mi)|
|Saros||139 (23 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9275|
A total solar eclipse occurred on January 22, 1898. 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's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. It was visible across central Africa, and into India and Asia.
1.5 second exposure
9 second exposure
Wide view of streamers with the planet Venus
It is part of solar Saros 139.
- NASA graphic
- Total Eclipses of the Sun, By Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894, new and revised edition by David P. Todd, 1900. 
- The Indian eclipse, 1898 : report of the expeditions organized by the British Astronomical Association to observe the total solar eclipse of 1898 January 22 / edited by E. Walter Maunder.
- The Indian eclipse, 1898: report of the expeditions organized by the British By Edward Walter Maunder, British Astronomical Association
- Photo of Solar Corona January 22, 1898
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