A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Friday 15 December, 1656 UT (5 Dec, 1656 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 20:59 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 20:59:13 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 3 eclipses:

This was the 62nd eclipse in solar Saros series 107.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 107, is linked to lunar Saros series 100. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:59:13 on 15 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 20:59:52 on 15 Dec TDT
Saros Series 107 Number in Series 61
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.3102
Gamma -1.379 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m39s 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 22:11:46 UTC.