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 141 sec (2 m 21 s)
Coordinates 9°30′N 63°36′E / 9.5°N 63.6°E / 9.5; 63.6
Max. width of band 96 km (60 mi)
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'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 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.