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Solar eclipse of February 9, 1766

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Solar eclipse of February 9, 1766

Solar eclipse of February 9, 1766
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.6598
Magnitude 1.0352
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 27s
Coordinates 50.7S 26.6E
Max. width of band 156 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:09:44
Saros 117 (55 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 8954

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 9, 1766. 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, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.


Related eclipses

It is a part of solar Saros 117.


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