A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on Thursday 29 August, 1867 UT (17 Aug, 1867 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 13:13 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 51 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 189 km wide.

The total eclipse lasted for 2 minutes and 51 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 13:13:04 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.528° in apparent diameter, 0.9% smaller than average. The Moon was just 2 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon was 0.541°, and at maximum eclipse 0.546°, which is 2.9% larger than average; hence it covered the Sun, making this a total 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 total 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 2 eclipses:

This was the 45th eclipse in solar Saros series 123.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 13:13:04 on 29 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 13:13:07 on 29 Aug TDT
Saros Series 123 Number in Series 44
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0344
Gamma -0.794 Path Width (km) 189
Delta T 0m03s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m51s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151014905 km (81.1%) Moon Distance 368161 km (23.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.528° Moon Diameter 0.541° - 0.546°
Perigee 01:55 on 27 Aug UT Apogee 22:13 on 7 Sep 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.