An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on 6 May, 0878 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 05:09 UT. A large annular eclipse covered 97% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 455 km wide at maximum; it lasted 2 minutes and 28 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.

The annular eclipse lasted for 2 minutes and 28 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 05:09:13 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 annular 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 24th eclipse in solar Saros series 110.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 110, is linked to lunar Saros series 103. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 05:09:13 on 6 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 05:48:12 on 6 May TDT
Saros Series 110 Number in Series 23
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9711
Gamma -0.9715 Path Width (km) 455
Delta T 38m59s Error ± 2m19s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m28s
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.