Solar eclipse of April 6, 1875

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar eclipse of April 6, 1875
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.1292
Magnitude 1.0547
Maximum eclipse
Duration 277 sec (4 m 37 s)
Coordinates 0°12′S 84°48′E / 0.2°S 84.8°E / -0.2; 84.8
Max. width of band 182 km (113 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:37:26
Saros 127 (50 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9222

A total solar eclipse occurred on April 6, 1875. 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. Totality was visible on the southern tip of Africa, across the Indian ocean, and across southeastern Asia.


Astronomers J. N. Lockyer and Arthur Schuster traveled to observe the eclipse and measure spectral lines to determine the elemental contents of the solar corona.[1]

Solar eclipse 1875Apr06 Lockyer.png

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]