A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 21 August, 1560 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 12:28 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 3 minutes and 44 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 170 km wide.

The total eclipse lasted for 3 minutes and 44 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 12:28:33 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 43rd eclipse in solar Saros series 118.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 118, is linked to lunar Saros series 111. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:28:33 on 21 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:30:55 on 21 Aug TDT
Saros Series 118 Number in Series 42
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0469
Gamma 0.405 Path Width (km) 170
Delta T 2m22s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m44s
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.