Solar eclipse of July 18, 1860

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Solar eclipse of July 18, 1860
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.5487
Magnitude1.05
Maximum eclipse
Duration219 sec (3 m 39 s)
Coordinates52°30′N 20°18′W / 52.5°N 20.3°W / 52.5; -20.3
Max. width of band198 km (123 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse14:26:24
References
Saros124 (46 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9188

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 18, 1860. 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. Toulouse - L'éclipse de La lunette M. Raux (Baux ^) et ... (illisible) coll. humide - Fonds Trutat - MHNT.PHa.814.105.jpg
People watching an eclipse in 1860 at Toulouse, France. Picture by Eugène Trutat, Muséum de Toulouse.

Coronal Mass Ejection[edit]

The first coronal mass ejection may have been observed as coronal loops progressing during this total eclipse.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 124.

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

In the 22nd century:

  • Solar Saros 147: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2111 Aug 04
  • Solar Saros 148: Total Solar Eclipse of 2122 Jul 04
  • Solar Saros 149: Total Solar Eclipse of 2133 Jun 03
  • Solar Saros 150: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2144 May 03
  • Solar Saros 151: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2155 Apr 02
  • Solar Saros 152: Total Solar Eclipse of 2166 Mar 02
  • Solar Saros 153: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2177 Jan 29
  • Solar Saros 154: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2187 Dec 29
  • Solar Saros 155: Total Solar Eclipse of 2198 Nov 28

In the 23rd century:

  • Solar Saros 156: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2209 Oct 29
  • Solar Saros 157: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2220 Sep 27
  • Solar Saros 158: Total Solar Eclipse of 2231 Aug 28
  • Solar Saros 159: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2242 Jul 28
  • Solar Saros 160: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2253 Jun 26
  • Solar Saros 161: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2264 May 26
  • Solar Saros 162: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2275 Apr 26
  • Solar Saros 163: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2286 Mar 25
  • Solar Saros 164: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2297 Feb 22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • NASA chart graphics
  • Googlemap
  • NASA Besselian elements
  • Sketch of Solar Corona 1860 July 18
  • Russia expedition for solar eclipse of July 18, 1860
  • Mabel Loomis Todd (1900). Total Eclipses of the Sun. Little, Brown.