Solar eclipse of February 9, 1766
|Solar eclipse of February 9, 1766|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||147 sec (2 m 27 s)|
|Max. width of band||156 km (97 mi)|
|Saros||117 (55 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||8954|
A total solar eclipse occurred on February 9, 1766. 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 117.
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