Solar eclipse of July 29, 1878

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Solar eclipse of July 29, 1878
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.6232
Magnitude 1.045
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 11s
Coordinates 53.8N 124W
Max. width of band 191 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:47:18
Saros 124 (47 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9230

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 29, 1878. 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.

This eclipse was visible at sunrise at a path across northeastern Asia and passed across Alaska, western Canada, and the United States from Wyoming through Texas.


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Étienne Léopold Trouvelot