The total eclipse lasted for 4 minutes and 14 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 09:36:20 UT.
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.528° in apparent diameter, 0.9% smaller than average. The Moon was just a day past perigee, making it very large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon was 0.555°, and at maximum eclipse 0.562°, which is 5.8% larger than average; hence it covered the Sun, making this a total eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
This eclipse (which occurred on 22 April, 1715 in the Old style calendar still in use in the United Kingdom at the time) was predicted in detail by Edmond Halley, and is known as Halley's Eclipse. See Wikipedia's article on the eclipse, and Halley's broadsheet map of the eclipse path.
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 was the 60th eclipse in solar Saros series 114.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||09:36:20 on 3 May UT||TDT Date/time (max)||09:36:30 on 3 May TDT|
|Saros Series||114||Number in Series||59|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||1.0632|
|Gamma||0.7112||Path Width (km)||295|
|Delta T||0m10s||Error||± 0m08s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||150982201 km (80.4%)||Moon Distance||358800 km (4.8%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.528°||Moon Diameter||0.555° - 0.562°|
|Perigee||14:58 on 2 May UT||Apogee||04:58 on 15 May UT|
The Sun and Moon distances are shown in km, and as a percentage of their minimum - maximum distances; hence 0% is the closest possible (Earth's perihelion, or the Moon's closest possible perigee) and 100% is the farthest (aphelion, the farthest apogee). The statistics page has information on the ranges of sizes of the Sun and Moon.
Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.