A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 19 March, 0033 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 10:50 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 4 minutes and 6 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 267 km wide at maximum. It was seen from Antarctica south of Africa into the southern Indian ocean. The partial eclipse was visible south and south-western Africa and southern India.

The total eclipse lasted for 4 minutes and 6 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 10:50:14 UT.

This is one of several eclipses which have been linked to the crucifixion of Christ, although it would not have been visible from Jerusalem; Wikipedia has an article on the subjectCrucifixion darkness
Article on possible explanations for the biblical accounts of the darkness which occurred during the crucifixion of Jesus. Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_darkness
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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 was the 60th eclipse in solar Saros series 59.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 10:50:14 on 19 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 13:40:16 on 19 Mar TDT
Saros Series 59 Number in Series 59
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0576
Gamma -0.7168 Path Width (km) 267
Delta T 2h50m Error ± 8m20s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 4m06s
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 22:11:42 UTC.