A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 16 July, 0790 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 18:59 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 3 minutes and 3 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 100 km wide.

The total eclipse lasted for 3 minutes and 3 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 18:59:10 UT.

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 3 eclipses:

This was the 38th eclipse in solar Saros series 97.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 97, is linked to lunar Saros series 90. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 18:59:10 on 16 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 19:49:25 on 16 Jul TDT
Saros Series 97 Number in Series 37
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0296
Gamma -0.0525 Path Width (km) 100
Delta T 50m15s Error ± 2m46s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m03s
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 22:11:44 UTC.