Solar eclipse of September 8, 1885

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Solar eclipse of September 8, 1885
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8489
Magnitude 1.0332
Maximum eclipse
Duration 151 sec (2 m 31 s)
Coordinates 49°36′S 156°30′W / 49.6°S 156.5°W / -49.6; -156.5
Max. width of band 211 km (131 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:51:52
Saros 123 (46 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9247

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 8, 1885. 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. The path of totality crossed New Zealand.


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