A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on Monday 20 March, 1662 UT (10 Mar, 1662 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 02:21 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 5 minutes and 11 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 191 km wide.

The total eclipse lasted for 5 minutes and 11 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 02:21:17 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 2 eclipses:

This was the 35th eclipse in solar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 124, is linked to lunar Saros series 117. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 02:21:17 on 20 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 02:21:49 on 20 Mar TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 34
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0576
Gamma -0.1414 Path Width (km) 191
Delta T 0m32s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 5m11s
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.