A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 12 May, 1203 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 20:55 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 5 minutes and 26 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 275 km wide at maximum.

The total eclipse lasted for 5 minutes and 26 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 20:55:31 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 2 eclipses:

This was the 31st eclipse in solar Saros series 115.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 115, is linked to lunar Saros series 108. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:55:31 on 12 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 21:07:30 on 12 May TDT
Saros Series 115 Number in Series 30
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0755
Gamma 0.4596 Path Width (km) 275
Delta T 11m59s Error ± 0m59s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 5m26s
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 22:11:45 UTC.