An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on Wednesday 14 December, 1583 UT (4 Dec, 1583 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 04:46 UT. A small annular eclipse covered only 91% of the Sun in a very broad path, 1116 km wide at maximum, and lasted 10 minutes and 3 seconds.

The annular eclipse lasted for 10 minutes and 3 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 04:46:32 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 15th eclipse in solar Saros series 135.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 135, is linked to lunar Saros series 128. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 04:46:32 on 14 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 04:48:39 on 14 Dec TDT
Saros Series 135 Number in Series 14
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9083
Gamma 0.9471 Path Width (km) 1116
Delta T 2m07s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 10m03s
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.