Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871

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Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration263 sec (4 m 23 s)
Coordinates12°42′S 119°24′E / 12.7°S 119.4°E / -12.7; 119.4
Max. width of band157 km (98 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse4:03:38
Saros130 (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]

Saros 130[edit]

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. There are no annular eclipses in the series. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 41 seconds on July 11, 1619. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.[1]


  1. ^ "Saros Series catalog of solar eclipses". NASA.