A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on 20 June, 1582 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 05:28 UT. The Sun was darkened for 1 minute and 59 seconds by a dramatic total eclipse covering a narrow path at most 73 km wide. This was a sight worth seeing.

The total eclipse lasted for 1 minute and 59 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 05:28:19 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 37th eclipse in solar Saros series 120.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 120, is linked to lunar Saros series 113. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 05:28:19 on 20 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 05:30:27 on 20 Jun TDT
Saros Series 120 Number in Series 36
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.021
Gamma 0.2032 Path Width (km) 73
Delta T 2m08s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m59s
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.