Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871

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Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1836
Magnitude 1.0465
Maximum eclipse
Duration 263 sec (4 m 23 s)
Coordinates 12°42′S 119°24′E / 12.7°S 119.4°E / -12.7; 119.4
Max. width of band 157 km (98 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:03:38
Saros 130 (44 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9215

A total solar eclipse occurred on December 12, 1871. 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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Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 130.