Solar eclipse of April 16, 1893

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Solar eclipse of April 16, 1893
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.1764
Magnitude 1.0556
Maximum eclipse
Duration 287 sec (4 m 47 s)
Coordinates 1°18′N 34°36′W / 1.3°N 34.6°W / 1.3; -34.6
Max. width of band 186 km (116 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:36:11
Saros 127 (51 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9264

A total solar eclipse occurred on April 16, 1893. 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.


Schaeberle observed the eclipse and made drawings of the Corona:

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Predicted by Schaeberle
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Observed by Schaeberle
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Observed by Schaeberle

According to Edward S. Holden, John Martin Schaeberle discovered a comet like object on the plates of the eclipse from Chili. The comet was 0.8 moondiameters from the moon.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

Saros 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[2]


  1. ^ SENL200304 (PDF) at
  2. ^ "Solar Saros series 127". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA. Retrieved 2 November 2017.