Solar eclipse of December 22, 1889

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Solar eclipse of December 22, 1889
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1888
Magnitude 1.0449
Maximum eclipse
Duration 258 sec (4 m 18 s)
Coordinates 12°42′S 12°48′W / 12.7°S 12.8°W / -12.7; -12.8
Max. width of band 152 km (94 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:54:15
Saros 130 (45 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9257

A total solar eclipse occurred on December 22, 1889. 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 was visible from Cuba, to the coast of Brazil, and across southern Africa.


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Related eclipses[edit]

Saros 130[edit]

It 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. 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.[1]