Solar eclipse of August 9, 1896
|Solar eclipse of August 9, 1896|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||163 sec (2 m 43 s)|
|Max. width of band||182 km (113 mi)|
|Saros||124 (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.
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
- Total Eclipses of the Sun, By Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894, new and revised edition by David P. Todd, 1900. 
- Solar eclipse of August 9, 1896 in Russia
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