A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Sunday 15 December, 1591 UT (5 Dec, 1591 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 23:31 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 50% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, created an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse was at 23:31:54 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 partial solar eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:

This was the 64th eclipse in solar Saros series 106.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 106, is linked to lunar Saros series 99. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 23:31:54 on 15 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 23:33:56 on 15 Dec TDT
Saros Series 106 Number in Series 63
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.5024
Gamma 1.269 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 2m02s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
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.