Solar eclipse of August 19, 1887
|Solar eclipse of August 19, 1887|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||230 sec (3 m 50 s)|
|Max. width of band||221 km (137 mi)|
|Saros||143 (16 of 72)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9251|
A total solar eclipse occurred on Friday, 19 August 1887. 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. It was visible across Europe, Asia, and Japan.
The Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev ascended in a balloon near Moscow to observe this eclipse.
Partiality at sunrise from Berlin, Germany
It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending node.
|Series members 17–28 occur between 1901 and 2100|
August 30, 1905
September 10, 1923
September 21, 1941
October 2, 1959
October 12, 1977
October 24, 1995
November 3, 2013
November 14, 2031
November 25, 2049
December 6, 2067
December 16, 2085
- NASA graphic
- NASA Besselian elements
- American Eclipse Expedition to Japan: The Total Solar Eclipse of 1887 "Preliminary Report of Prof. David P. Todd, Astronomer in Charge of the Expedition." Published by the Observatory Amherst, Mass., 1888
- Mabel Loomis Todd (1900). Total Eclipses of the Sun. Little, Brown.
- The total solar eclipse of August 19, 1887 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 48, p. 202
- Sketchs of Solar Corona August 19, 1887
- Solar eclipse of August 19, 1887 in Russia
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