Solar eclipse of September 7, 1820
|Solar eclipse of September 7, 1820|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||349 sec (5 m 49 s)|
|Max. width of band||432 km (268 mi)|
|Saros||122 (47 of 70)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9091|
An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 7, 1820. 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.
Observation and prediction
This map was drawn in the book Elementa eclipsium, published in Prague in 1816, by Franz Ignaz Cassian Hallaschka (František Ignác Kassián Halaška) (1780-1847), contained maps of the paths of solar eclipses from 1816 and 1860. The geometric constructions used by Hallaschka anticipated the standard theory of eclipses later developed by Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel.
It is a part of solar Saros 122.
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