A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Wednesday 5 April, 1837 UT (24 Mar, 1837 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 07:35 UT. With only 7% of the Sun covered at maximum eclipse, this was a very marginal eclipse at best, and rather uninteresting.

Maximum eclipse was at 07:35:25 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.532° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon was just 3 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.532° in apparent diameter, which is around average. This has no real effect on this eclipse, since the Moon's central shadow misses the Earth, making this a partial eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA Goddard Space flight Center: GSFC Eclipse Web SiteGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. (NASA Goddard Space flight Center)
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
shows the visibility of the partial solar eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This was the 72nd and last eclipse in solar Saros series 107.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 107, is linked to lunar Saros series 100. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 07:35:25 on 5 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:35:30 on 5 Apr TDT
Saros Series 107 Number in Series 71
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.0651
Gamma -1.5081 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m05s Error ± 0m01s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149790773 km (55.8%) Moon Distance 373947 km (34.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.532° Moon Diameter 0.532° - 0.532°
Perigee 17:25 on 1 Apr UT Apogee 17:13 on 13 Apr UT

Note that while all dates and times on this site (except where noted) are in UT, which is within a second of civil time, the dates and times shown in NASA's eclipse listingsGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. (NASA Goddard Space flight Center)
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
are in the TDT timescale.

The Sun and Moon distances are shown in km, and as a percentage of their minimum - maximum distances; hence 0% is the closest possible (Earth's perihelion, or the Moon's closest possible perigee) and 100% is the farthest (aphelion, the farthest apogee). The statistics page has information on the ranges of sizes of the Sun and Moon, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.