Solar Eclipses in Saros Series 120

This page lists all the solar eclipses in saros series 120. The series contains 71 eclipses, occurring over 1262 years.

The following chart shows the paths of the total (in blue), annular (in red), and hybrid (in yellow) solar eclipses in the series which also have mapping data; this is restricted to eclipses between 1900 and 2100, so only a selection of eclipses from the series are shown. Use the zoom controls on the left to zoom in and out; hover over the marker in the middle of an eclipse track to see information on that eclipse. Bear in mind that for each eclipse shown, a partial eclipse is visible over a much wider area.

Note that eclipse dates are specified relative to UT. You have not selected a timezone for eclipse timings, so all times are shown in UT (essentially GMT).
27 May, 0933 AD
max: 03:37 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.06; Saros 120)
With only 6% of the Sun covered at maximum eclipse, this was a very marginal eclipse at best, and rather uninteresting.
7 Jun, 0951 AD
max: 10:02 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.21; Saros 120)
A small partial eclipse barely darkened the Sun. With just 21% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this was of limited interest.
17 Jun, 0969 AD
max: 16:25 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.36; Saros 120)
A small partial eclipse barely darkened the Sun. With just 36% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this was of limited interest.
28 Jun, 0987 AD
max: 22:50 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.50; Saros 120)
A moderate partial eclipse, with 50% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, created an interesting spectacle.
9 Jul, 1005 AD
max: 05:16 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.65; Saros 120)
A moderate partial eclipse, with 65% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, created an interesting spectacle.
20 Jul, 1023 AD
max: 11:47 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.79; Saros 120)
A moderate partial eclipse, with 79% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, created an interesting spectacle.
30 Jul, 1041 AD
max: 18:23 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.92; Saros 120)
This was a deep partial eclipse, with 92% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This provided a significant spectacle for those who saw it.
11 Aug, 1059 AD
max: 01:06 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 775 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 10 seconds.
21 Aug, 1077 AD
max: 07:57 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 502 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 21 seconds.
1 Sep, 1095 AD
max: 14:56 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 414 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 24 seconds.
11 Sep, 1113 AD
max: 22:05 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 373 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 24 seconds.
23 Sep, 1131 AD
max: 05:23 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 351 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 24 seconds.
3 Oct, 1149 AD
max: 12:53 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 339 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 24 seconds.
14 Oct, 1167 AD
max: 20:30 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 332 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 24 seconds.
25 Oct, 1185 AD
max: 04:19 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 328 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 24 seconds.
5 Nov, 1203 AD
max: 12:13 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 323 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 23 seconds.
15 Nov, 1221 AD
max: 20:16 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 319 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 20 seconds.
27 Nov, 1239 AD
max: 04:23 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 313 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 16 seconds.
7 Dec, 1257 AD
max: 12:34 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.93; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 305 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes and 9 seconds.
18 Dec, 1275 AD
max: 20:47 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.94; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 94% of the Sun in a very broad path, 294 km wide at maximum, and lasted 6 minutes exactly.
29 Dec, 1293 AD
max: 05:00 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.94; Saros 120)
A small annular eclipse covered only 94% of the Sun in a very broad path, 279 km wide at maximum, and lasted 5 minutes and 48 seconds.
9 Jan, 1312 AD
max: 13:12 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.94; Saros 120)
The Sun was 94% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 5 minutes and 33 seconds and covering a very broad path, 261 km wide at maximum.
19 Jan, 1330 AD
max: 21:21 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.95; Saros 120)
The Sun was 95% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 5 minutes and 16 seconds and covering a very broad path, 240 km wide at maximum.
31 Jan, 1348 AD
max: 05:24 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.95; Saros 120)
The Sun was 95% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 4 minutes and 55 seconds and covering a broad path up to 216 km wide.
10 Feb, 1366 AD
max: 13:23 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.95; Saros 120)
The Sun was 95% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 4 minutes and 32 seconds and covering a broad path up to 190 km wide.
21 Feb, 1384 AD
max: 21:15 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.96; Saros 120)
The Sun was 96% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 4 minutes and 5 seconds and covering a broad path up to 162 km wide.
4 Mar, 1402 AD
max: 05:01 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.97; Saros 120)
The Sun was 97% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 3 minutes and 34 seconds and covering a path up to 134 km wide.
14 Mar, 1420 AD
max: 12:38 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.97; Saros 120)
A large annular eclipse covered 97% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a path up to 106 km wide; it lasted 2 minutes and 59 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.
25 Mar, 1438 AD
max: 20:09 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.98; Saros 120)
A large annular eclipse covered 98% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a path up to 80 km wide; it lasted 2 minutes and 21 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.
5 Apr, 1456 AD
max: 03:33 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.99; Saros 120)
A large annular eclipse covered 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 54 km wide; it lasted 1 minute and 40 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.
16 Apr, 1474 AD
max: 10:52 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.99; Saros 120)
A large annular eclipse covered over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 30 km wide; it lasted 58 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.
26 Apr, 1492 AD
max: 18:03 UT
Annular Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.00; Saros 120)
A large annular eclipse covered over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in only a tiny path, just 8 km wide; it lasted just 16 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.
8 May, 1510 AD
max: 01:13 UT
Hybrid Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.00; Saros 120)
A fleeting hybrid eclipse covered a narrow path at most 12 km wide and lasted for just 22 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.
18 May, 1528 AD
max: 08:18 UT
Hybrid Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.01; Saros 120)
The Sun was darkened for 56 seconds by a dramatic hybrid eclipse covering a narrow path at most 29 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing.
29 May, 1546 AD
max: 15:22 UT
Hybrid Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.01; Saros 120)
The Sun was darkened for 1 minute and 24 seconds by a dramatic hybrid eclipse covering a narrow path at most 46 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing.
8 Jun, 1564 AD
max: 22:24 UT
Hybrid Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
The Sun was darkened for 1 minute and 44 seconds by a dramatic hybrid eclipse covering a narrow path at most 60 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing.
20 Jun, 1582 AD
max: 05:28 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
The Sun was darkened for 1 minute and 59 seconds by a dramatic total eclipse covering a narrow path at most 73 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing.
10 Jul, 1600 AD
max: 12:34 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 8 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 84 km wide.
21 Jul, 1618 AD
max: 19:42 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 13 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 94 km wide.
1 Aug, 1636 AD
max: 02:57 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 15 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 103 km wide.
12 Aug, 1654 AD
max: 10:17 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 16 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 110 km wide.
22 Aug, 1672 AD
max: 17:43 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 15 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 117 km wide.
3 Sep, 1690 AD
max: 01:17 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 13 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 122 km wide.
14 Sep, 1708 AD
max: 09:00 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 10 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 126 km wide.
25 Sep, 1726 AD
max: 16:51 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 7 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 129 km wide.
6 Oct, 1744 AD
max: 00:51 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 4 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 132 km wide.
17 Oct, 1762 AD
max: 09:00 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 2 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 135 km wide.
27 Oct, 1780 AD
max: 17:18 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes exactly at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 138 km wide.
8 Nov, 1798 AD
max: 01:44 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
The Sun was darkened for 1 minute and 59 seconds by a dramatic total eclipse covering a path up to 141 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing.
19 Nov, 1816 AD
max: 10:17 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes exactly at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 145 km wide.
30 Nov, 1834 AD
max: 18:56 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 2 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 150 km wide.
11 Dec, 1852 AD
max: 03:40 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 5 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 156 km wide.
22 Dec, 1870 AD
max: 12:27 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 11 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 165 km wide.
1 Jan, 1889 AD
max: 21:16 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 17 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 175 km wide.
14 Jan, 1907 AD
max: 06:05 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 25 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 189 km wide.
24 Jan, 1925 AD
12:41–17:05 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 32 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 206 km wide. It was seen in the north-eastern USA, and then between the Faroes and north-west Scotland, missing both. The partial eclipse was visible from the eastern US, west Europe, and north-west Africa.
4 Feb, 1943 AD
max: 23:37 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.03; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 39 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 229 km wide.
15 Feb, 1961 AD
max: 08:19 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.04; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 45 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 258 km wide at maximum.
26 Feb, 1979 AD
max: 16:54 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.04; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 49 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 298 km wide at maximum.
9 Mar, 1997 AD
max: 01:23 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.04; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 50 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 356 km wide at maximum.
20 Mar, 2015 AD
07:40–11:50 UT
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Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.04; Saros 120)
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A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 47 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 463 km wide at maximum. It was seen from north-west of the British Isles, including the Faroes. The partial eclipse was visible from Europe, north-west Asia, and north-west Africa.
30 Mar, 2033 AD
15:59–20:02 UT
Total Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.05; Saros 120)
A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 37 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 781 km wide at maximum. It will be seen in a broad path curving around the Arctic, clipping the far eastern tip of Russia, and taking in north-western Alaska. The partial eclipse will be visible across most of North America.
11 Apr, 2051 AD
max: 02:09 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.98; Saros 120)
This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 98% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it.
21 Apr, 2069 AD
max: 10:08 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.90; Saros 120)
This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 90% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it.
2 May, 2087 AD
max: 18:01 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.80; Saros 120)
This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 80% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it.
14 May, 2105 AD
max: 01:48 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.69; Saros 120)
A moderate partial eclipse, with 69% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle.
25 May, 2123 AD
max: 09:29 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.57; Saros 120)
A moderate partial eclipse, with 57% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle.
4 Jun, 2141 AD
max: 17:04 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.45; Saros 120)
A small partial eclipse will barely darken the Sun. With just 45% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this will be of limited interest.
16 Jun, 2159 AD
max: 00:36 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.31; Saros 120)
A small partial eclipse will barely darken the Sun. With just 31% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this will be of limited interest.
26 Jun, 2177 AD
max: 08:07 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.18; Saros 120)
With only 18% of the Sun covered at maximum eclipse, this will be a very marginal eclipse at best, and rather uninteresting.
7 Jul, 2195 AD
max: 15:34 UT
Partial Solar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.04; Saros 120)
With only 4% of the Sun covered at maximum eclipse, this will be a very marginal eclipse at best, and rather uninteresting.