Solar eclipse of August 9, 1896

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Solar eclipse of August 9, 1896
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration163 sec (2 m 43 s)
Coordinates54°24′N 132°12′E / 54.4°N 132.2°E / 54.4; 132.2
Max. width of band182 km (113 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse5:09:00
Saros124 (48 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9272

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 9, 1896. 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.


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Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 124.


  • NASA graphics
  • Corona and Coronet: Being a narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to Japan, in Mr. James's Schooner-Yacht Coronet, to Observe the Sun's Total Obscuration, 9th August, 1896, by Mabel Loomis Todd, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, publishers, 1898
  • Mabel Loomis Todd (1900). Total Eclipses of the Sun. Little, Brown.
  • Solar eclipse of August 9, 1896 in Russia