Solar eclipse of August 29, 1886

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Solar eclipse of August 29, 1886
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.1059
Magnitude 1.0735
Maximum eclipse
Duration 396 sec (6 m 36 s)
Coordinates 3°30′N 15°18′W / 3.5°N 15.3°W / 3.5; -15.3
Max. width of band 240 km (150 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:55:23
Saros 133 (38 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9249

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 29, 1886. 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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