Solar eclipse of April 16, 1874

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Solar eclipse of April 16, 1874
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8364
Magnitude 1.0569
Maximum eclipse
Duration 251 sec (4 m 11 s)
Coordinates 39°54′S 0°54′W / 39.9°S 0.9°W / -39.9; -0.9
Max. width of band 335 km (208 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:00:53
Saros 117 (61 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9220

A total solar eclipse occurred on April 16, 1874. 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.


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Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 117.