An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on 6 February, 0026 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 07:35 UT. A large annular eclipse covered 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 51 km wide; it lasted 1 minute and 12 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It was seen across north-east Africa, the southern Araban Peninsula, Pakstan, India, China, and Mongolia. The partial eclipse was visible from north-eastern Africa, the Middle East, and most of Europe and Asia.

The annular eclipse lasted for 1 minute and 12 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 07:35:43 UT.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the annular 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 was the 59th eclipse in solar Saros series 60.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 07:35:43 on 6 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:26:56 on 6 Feb TDT
Saros Series 60 Number in Series 58
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9888
Gamma 0.6348 Path Width (km) 51
Delta T 2h51m Error ± 8m24s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m12s
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 22:11:42 UTC.