Solar eclipse of September 8, 1885

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Solar eclipse of September 8, 1885
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8489
Magnitude 1.0332
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 31s
Coordinates 49.6S 156.5W
Max. width of band 211 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:51:52
Saros 123 (46 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9247

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 8, 1885. 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.

The path of totality crossed New Zealand.


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