Solar eclipse of November 19, 1816
|Solar eclipse of November 19, 1816|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||120 sec (2 m 0 s)|
|Max. width of band||144 km (89 mi)|
|Saros||120 (50 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9081|
A total solar eclipse occurred on November 19, 1816. 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 is a part of solar Saros 120.
- NASA chart graphics
- NASA Besselian elements
- The 1816 Solar Eclipse and the Comet 1811I in Linnell's Astronomical Album JOURN. HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY V.23, NO. 2/MAY, P.121, 1992