A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 5 June, 1302 BC UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 02:10 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 6 minutes and 25 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 272 km wide at maximum. It was seen in India, south-east Asia, and the Pacific. The partial eclipse was visible across southern and eastern Asia, Alaska, and north-west Canada.

The total eclipse lasted for 6 minutes and 25 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 02:10:48 UT.

This eclipse was documented in ancient China, one one of the earliest documented eclipses: "Three flames ate the sun, and big stars were seen."

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the total 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 eclipse belongs to solar Saros series 26.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 02:10:48 on 5 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:47:32 on 5 Jun TDT
Saros Series 26 Number in Series
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0805
Gamma 0.2982 Path Width (km) 272
Delta T 8h37m Error ± 43m12s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 6m25s
Partial Rating Total Rating

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 listings are in the TDT timescale.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:39 UTC.