A hybrid eclipse of the Sun occurred on Saturday 25 April, 1846 UT (13 Apr, 1846 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 16:50 UT. The Sun was darkened for 53 seconds by a dramatic hybrid eclipse covering a narrow path at most 31 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing.

The hybrid eclipse lasted for 53 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 16:50:24 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.530° in apparent diameter, 0.7% smaller than average. The Moon was 5 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At the start and end of the eclipse, the Moon was 0.526°, which is smaller than the Sun; hence the eclipse was annular at that point. However, at maximum eclipse the Moon was 0.534° in apparent diameter, which is 0.6% larger than average, large enough to cover the Sun; and so a total eclipse was seen at that point. Thus this was a hybrid eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

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 hybrid solar eclipse. It also shows the broader area in which a partial eclipse was seen. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This was the 38th eclipse in solar Saros series 126.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 16:50:24 on 25 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 16:50:30 on 25 Apr TDT
Saros Series 126 Number in Series 37
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0088
Gamma 0.2038 Path Width (km) 31
Delta T 0m06s Error ± 0m01s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 0m53s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150614436 km (72.8%) Moon Distance 378750 km (44.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.526° - 0.534°
Perigee 18:32 on 20 Apr UT Apogee 08:57 on 3 May 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.

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