Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854
|Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||272 sec (4 m 32 s)|
|Max. width of band||178 km (111 mi)|
|Saros||135 (30 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9173|
An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 26, 1854. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide. The annular path crossed close to the boundary between the United States and Canada.
It is a part of Solar Saros 135.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
- Total Eclipses of the Sun, By Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894, new and revised edition by David P. Todd, 1900. 
- Suggestions relative to the observation of the solar eclipse of May 26, 1854, Astronomical Journal, vol. 3, iss. 70, p. 169-172 (1854). Alexander, S.
- On the solar eclipse of 1854, May 26, Bartlett, W. H. C. Astronomical Journal, vol. 4, iss. 77, p. 33-35 (1854).
- Observation of the annular eclipse of May 26, in the suburbs of Ogdensburgh, N. Y. Astronomical Journal, vol. 3, iss. 70, p. 169-172 (1854). Alexander, S.
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