An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on Saturday 6 June, 1891 UT (25 May, 1891 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 16:15 UT. A large annular eclipse covered over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 33 km wide; it lasted a brief 6 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.

The annular eclipse lasted for 6 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 16:15:42 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.5% smaller than average. The Moon was 6 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.524° in apparent diameter, which is 1.3% 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.

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 15th eclipse in solar Saros series 145.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 16:15:42 on 6 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 16:15:36 on 6 Jun TDT
Saros Series 145 Number in Series 14
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9981
Gamma 0.9754 Path Width (km) 33
Delta T -1m-6s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 0m06s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151859802 km (98.5%) Moon Distance 381016 km (48.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.522° - 0.524°
Perigee 20:37 on 31 May UT Apogee 00:10 on 14 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.

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