|Solar eclipse of April 16, 1874|
|Type of eclipse|
|Max. width of band||335 km|
|Saros||117 (61 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9220|
A total solar eclipse occurred on April 16, 1874. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth's view of the Sun. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of miles wide.
It is a part of solar Saros 117.