Solar eclipse of December 22, 1870

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Solar eclipse of December 22, 1870
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.8585
Magnitude1.0248
Maximum eclipse
Duration131 sec (2 m 11 s)
Coordinates35°42′N 1°30′W / 35.7°N 1.5°W / 35.7; -1.5
Max. width of band165 km (103 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse12:27:33
References
Saros120 (53 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9213

A total solar eclipse occurred on December 22, 1870. 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. Totality was visible from southern Portugal and Spain, across northern Algeria, then crossing Sicily, Greece, Bulgaria, and ending in Ukraine.

Observations[edit]

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From Syracuse by Captain G. L. Tupman, R.M.A.

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Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 120.

References[edit]

  • NASA chart graphics
  • Googlemap
  • NASA Besselian elements
  • Mabel Loomis Todd (1900). Total Eclipses of the Sun. Little, Brown.
  • Reports on observations of the total solar eclipse of December 22, 1870 By United States Naval Observatory, Simon Newcomb, Asaph Hall, William Harkness, John Robie Eastman
  • Solar Eclipse seen from Jerez in 1870
  • The sun was crowned in Jerez