The total eclipse lasted for 2 minutes and 7 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 04:51:04 UT.
This may be the eclipse documented on a clay tablet found in 1948 among the ruins of the ancient city of Ugarit: "On the day of the new moon, in the month of Hiyar, the Sun was put to shame, and went down in the daytime, with Mars in attendance". If so, this is one of the earliest documented eclipses. Another candidate eclipse matching the Ugarit description is the eclipse of 5 March, 1223 BC.
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.)
This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:
This eclipse belongs to solar Saros series 16.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||04:51:04 on 3 May UT||TDT Date/time (max)||13:52:19 on 3 May TDT|
|Saros Series||16||Number in Series|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||1.0295|
|Gamma||0.7755||Path Width (km)||158|
|Delta T||9h01m||Error||± 49m47s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:39 UTC.