Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration272 sec (4 m 32 s)
Coordinates43°18′N 140°06′W / 43.3°N 140.1°W / 43.3; -140.1
Max. width of band178 km (111 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:42:53
Saros135 (30 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9173

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 26, 1854. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.


The annular path crossed close to the boundary between the United States and Canada.

Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854 map.gif


Solar eclipse 1854May28-Annular Daguerrotyped Alexander.png
Annularity Daguerrotyped by Stephen Alexander from Ogdensburgh, New York
Eclipse of the Sun MET DP205277.jpg
Partiality by Langenheim Brothers.

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of Solar Saros 135.

Saros 135[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 135, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on July 5, 1331. It contains annular eclipses from October 21, 1511 through February 24, 2305, hybrid eclipses on March 8, 2323 and March 18, 2341 and total eclipses from March 29, 2359 through May 22, 2449. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 17, 2593. The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes, 27 seconds on May 12, 2431.