Solar eclipse of July 29, 1878

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Solar eclipse of July 29, 1878
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.6232
Magnitude 1.045
Maximum eclipse
Duration 191 sec (3 m 11 s)
Coordinates 53°48′N 124°00′W / 53.8°N 124°W / 53.8; -124
Max. width of band 191 km (119 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:47:18
Saros 124 (47 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9230

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 29, 1878. 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. This eclipse was visible at sunrise at a path across northeastern Asia and passed across Alaska, western Canada, and the United States from Wyoming through Texas.


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Trouvelot - Total eclipse of the sun - 1878.jpg
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot


Further reading[edit]

  • David Baron (2017). American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. Liveright. ISBN 978-1631490163.