Solar eclipse of January 22, 1898

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Solar eclipse of January 22, 1898
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.5079
Magnitude 1.0244
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 21s
Coordinates 9.5N 63.6E
Max. width of band 96 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:19:12
Saros 139 (23 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9275

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 22, 1898. 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, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

It was visible across central Africa, and into India and Asia.


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1.5 second exposure
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9 second exposure
Annie Maunder
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Wide view of streamers with the planet Venus
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Related eclipses[edit]

It is part of solar Saros 139.