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:

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.