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Solar eclipse of July 28, 1851
1851 07 28 Berkowski.jpg
Berkowski made this first solar eclipse photograph at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kalinigrad, Russia)
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.7644
Magnitude 1.0577
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 41s
Coordinates 68N 19.6W
Max. width of band 296 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:33:42
Saros 143 (14 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9167

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 28, 1851. 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.



The first correctly-exposed photograph of the solar corona was made during the total phase of the solar eclipse of 28 July 1851 at Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) by a local daguerreotypist named Berkowski at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kalinigrad in Russia). Berkowski, whose first name was never published, observed at the Royal Observatory. A small 6-cm refracting telescope was attached to the 15.8-cm Fraunhofer heliometer and a 84-second exposure was taken shortly after the beginning of totality.[1]

United Kingdom astronomers, Robert Grant and William Swan, and Austrian astronomer Karl Ludwig von Littrow observed this eclipse and determined that prominences are part of the Sun because the Moon is seen to cover and uncover them as it moves in front of the Sun.[2]

Related eclipses

It is a part of solar Saros 143.


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