An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on Thursday 6 June, 1872 UT (25 May, 1872 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 03:20 UT. The Sun was 96% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 4 minutes and 20 seconds and covering a path up to 157 km wide.

The annular eclipse lasted for 4 minutes and 20 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 03:20:04 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.5% smaller than average. The Moon was just 3 days before apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.504° in apparent diameter, which is 5.1% smaller than average; this was not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this was an annular 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 annular 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 31st eclipse in solar Saros series 135.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 135, is linked to lunar Saros series 128. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 03:20:04 on 6 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 03:20:03 on 6 Jun TDT
Saros Series 135 Number in Series 30
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.959
Gamma 0.3095 Path Width (km) 157
Delta T -1m-1s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 4m20s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151867978 km (98.7%) Moon Distance 401205 km (89.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.496° - 0.504°
Perigee 22:39 on 24 May UT Apogee 15:11 on 9 Jun 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.