A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 24 November, 0029 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 09:24 UT. The Sun was darkened for 1 minute and 59 seconds by a dramatic total eclipse covering a path up to 109 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing, and was visible across eastern Europe, the Middle East, and south Asia. The partial eclipse was visible from Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and south/west Asia.

The total eclipse lasted for 1 minute and 59 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 09:24:46 UT.

This is one of several eclipses which have been linked to the crucifixion of Christ; Wikipedia has an article on the subject.

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 was the 52nd eclipse in solar Saros series 62.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 09:24:46 on 24 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:15:21 on 24 Nov TDT
Saros Series 62 Number in Series 51
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0217
Gamma 0.7424 Path Width (km) 109
Delta T 2h51m Error ± 8m22s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m59s
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.