A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 24 November, 0569 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 06:23 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 3 minutes and 17 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 121 km wide. It was seen in parts of Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Australia. The partial eclipse was visible from the north Atlantic, north Africa, and most of Asia.

The total eclipse lasted for 3 minutes and 17 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 06:23:22 UT.

This was shortly before the traditional date of the birth of Mohammed; the partial eclipse would have been visible from Makkah (Mecca) at around sunrise.

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 3 eclipses:

This was the 40th eclipse in solar Saros series 90.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:23:22 on 24 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:46:44 on 24 Nov TDT
Saros Series 90 Number in Series 39
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0361
Gamma 0.014 Path Width (km) 121
Delta T 1h23m Error ± 4m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m17s
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 22:11:43 UTC.