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]

It is a member of solar Saros 130.