A hybrid eclipse of the Sun occurred on 20 March, 0071 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 09:14 UT. A fleeting hybrid eclipse was visible across north Africa and north-west Russia. It covered a narrow path at most 31 km wide and lasted for 35 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. The partial eclipse was visible from most of Africa, Europe, and west Asia.

The hybrid eclipse lasted for 35 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 09:14:58 UT.

This is possibly the eclipse mentioned in Plutarch's Moralia XII; see NASA's note on this eclipse. This annular/total/annular eclipse is almost a repeat of the one in year 17.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the hybrid 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 29th eclipse in solar Saros series 79.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 09:14:58 on 20 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:58:48 on 20 Mar TDT
Saros Series 79 Number in Series 28
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0069
Gamma 0.6541 Path Width (km) 31
Delta T 2h44m Error ± 7m59s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 0m35s
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.