A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Sunday 5 December, 1638 UT (25 Nov, 1638 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 12:35 UT. A small partial eclipse barely darkened the Sun. With just 31% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this was of limited interest.

Maximum eclipse was at 12:35:29 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.6% larger than average. The Moon was 8 days after perigee and 6 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.515° in apparent diameter, which is 2.9% smaller than average. This has no real effect on this eclipse, since the Moon's central shadow misses the Earth, making this a partial eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

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 3 eclipses:

This was the 61st eclipse in solar Saros series 107.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:35:29 on 5 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:36:35 on 5 Dec TDT
Saros Series 107 Number in Series 60
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.3143
Gamma -1.3768 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m06s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147274313 km (3.7%) Moon Distance 386217 km (59.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.515° - 0.515°
Perigee 04:51 on 27 Nov UT Apogee 01:34 on 12 Dec UT

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.

The Sun and Moon distances are shown in km, and as a percentage of their minimum - maximum distances; hence 0% is the closest possible (Earth's perihelion, or the Moon's closest possible perigee) and 100% is the farthest (aphelion, the farthest apogee). The statistics page has information on the ranges of sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:45 UTC.