Solar eclipse of August 29, 1867

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Solar eclipse of August 29, 1867
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.794
Magnitude 1.0344
Maximum eclipse
Duration 171 sec (2 m 51 s)
Coordinates 41°06′S 34°54′W / 41.1°S 34.9°W / -41.1; -34.9
Max. width of band 189 km (117 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:13:07
Saros 123 (45 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9205

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 29, 1867. 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 occurred across central Argentina and the southern Atlantic ocean.


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José J. Vergara and Luis Grosch observed the eclipse from a small hill close to Santiago.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 123.


  1. ^ L. Grosch. "Beobachtung der Sonnenfinsterniss am 29. August 1867". Astronomische Nachrichten. 73: 137–138. Bibcode:1869AN.....73..137G. doi:10.1002/asna.18690730903.