Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871
|Solar eclipse of December 12, 1871|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||263 sec (4 m 23 s)|
|Max. width of band||157 km (98 mi)|
|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.
It is a part of solar Saros 130.
- NASA chart graphics
- Sketch of Solar Corona 1871 December 12
- Total Eclipses of the Sun by Mabel Loomis Todd, 1900
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