Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854
SE1854May26A.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.3918
Magnitude 0.9551
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 32s
Coordinates 43.3N 140.1W
Max. width of band 178 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:42:53
References
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.

Observations[edit]

Solar eclipse 1854May28-Annular Daguerrotyped Alexander.png
Annularity Daguerrotyped by Stephen Alexander from Ogdensburgh, New York.

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of Solar Saros 135.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]