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Solar eclipse of March 25, 1857

Solar eclipse of March 25, 1857
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.0892
Magnitude 1.0534
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 28s
Coordinates 2.4S 153.4W
Max. width of band 177 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:29:38
Saros 127 (49 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9179

A total solar eclipse occurred on March 25, 1857. 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.

Totality began at sunrise over southeastern Australia on March 26, crossing the Pacific ocean, and ended near sunset across Mexico on March 25.

Related eclipses

Saros series 127

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[1]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:
52 53 54

April 28, 1911

May 9, 1929

May 20, 1947
55 56 57

May 30, 1965

June 11, 1983

June 21, 2001
58 59 60

July 2, 2019

July 13, 2037

July 24, 2055
61 62

August 3, 2073

August 15, 2091


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