As the duration of each succeeding eclipse decreased, the paths reversed their northern migration and drifted southward during the 18th and 19th centuries. This effect occurred as a result of Earth's passage through winter solstice whereby the northern hemisphere tipped away from the Sun. A notable member of the series occurred on 1871 Dec 12. Spectroscopic observations of this event made by French astronomer Pierre Jules Janssen led him to propose that the corona is a physical part of the Sun and is composed of both hot gases and cooler particles. Together with observations of a later eclipse in 1878, it convinced Janssen that the shape of the corona is linked to the sunspot cycle.
The northbound trend of the Saros series resumed with the eclipse of 1908 Jan 3. At this point, the duration of totality at greatest eclipse had dropped to 4 minutes 14 seconds. The most recent member occurred on 1980 February 20 and its path crossed East Africa, the Indian Ocean and central India. After 1998, the next member occurs on 2016 Mar 9 and passes through Indonesia and the Pacific. The total eclipse of 2034 Mar 20 swings through central Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Three saros cycles after 1998, the series returns to the western hemisphere producing a path passing through central Mexico and the southeastern United States. The duration of totality drops as Saros 130 continues to produce total eclipses during the 22nd century. The last umbral eclipse of the series occurs on 2232 Jul 18 and lasts a maximum of 1 minute 14 seconds. The final nine eclipses of the series are all partial events in the polar regions of the northern hemisphere. The family terminates with the partial eclipse of 2394 Oct 25. A detailed list of eclipses in saros series 130 appears in Table 23.
In summary, Saros series 130 includes 73 eclipses with the following distribution:
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