Solar eclipse of December 13, 1898

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Solar eclipse of December 13, 1898
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates66°48′S 174°30′E / 66.8°S 174.5°E / -66.8; 174.5
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse11:58:13
Saros111 (77 of 79)
Catalog # (SE5000)9278

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 13, 1898 before summer. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

It was the last of three solar eclipses that took place that year, the only one that was partial.[1] It was the last three of solar saros 111, the last two eclipses of the cycle were on December 24, 1916 and January 5, 1935.[2]

The next eclipse was on January 11, 1899 in the Northern Hemisphere.


The eclipse took place in Northern Antarctica and the Pacific within the 180th meridian and the International Date Line. In Antarctica, it showed up to 1.3% obscuration of the sun, it showed up to 2.3% obscuration in the Pacific offshore. The greatest eclipse was in the Atlantic off the shore of Antarctica some 25 miles (40 km) south of the Antarctic Circle at 66.8 S & 174.5 E at 11:58 (11:58 PM local time the same day).[1] As the moon moved towards the right on the Moon, in that part of Antarctica north of the South Pole at the 180th meridian, it was seen as it was moved towards the right as the axis spun at around the 66th parallel south.

As the moon moved towards the left on Earth in Africa, at the peninsular portion, in Northern and Peninsular Antarctica, it was seen as it was moved towards the bottom right, then right then top as the axis spun at around the 70th parallel south.

The center of the Moon's shadow was missed by about 2,760 km above the area (66.8 S) south of the Antarctic Circle.

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  1. ^ a b "Solar eclipse of December 13, 1898". NASA. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Solar Saros 111". NASA. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

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