Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854

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Solar eclipse of May 26, 1854
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.3918
Magnitude 0.9551
Maximum eclipse
Duration 272 sec (4 m 32 s)
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Max. width of band 178 km (111 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:42:53
Saros 135 (30 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9173

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 26, 1854. 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. The annular path crossed close to the boundary between the United States and Canada.


Annularity Daguerrotyped by Stephen Alexander from Ogdensburgh, New York.

Related eclipses

It is a part of Solar Saros 135.