A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 5 June, 1302 BC UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 02:10 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 6 minutes and 25 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 272 km wide at maximum. It was seen in India, south-east Asia, and the Pacific. The partial eclipse was visible across southern and eastern Asia, Alaska, and north-west Canada.

The total eclipse lasted for 6 minutes and 25 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 02:10:48 UT.

This eclipse was documented in ancient China, one one of the earliest documented eclipses: "Three flames ate the sun, and big stars were seen."

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA Goddard Space flight Center: GSFC Eclipse Web SiteGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. [NASA Goddard Space flight Center]
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
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 eclipse belongs to solar Saros series 26.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 02:10:48 on 5 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:47:32 on 5 Jun TDT
Saros Series 26 Number in Series
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0805
Gamma 0.2982 Path Width (km) 272
Delta T 8h37m Error ± 43m12s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 6m25s
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 listingsGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. [NASA Goddard Space flight Center]
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
are in the TDT timescale.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:39 UTC.