A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Friday 16 August, 1765 UT (5 Aug, 1765 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 15:53 UT. A small partial eclipse barely darkened the Sun. With just 40% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this was of limited interest.

Maximum eclipse was at 15:53:47 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.527° in apparent diameter, 1.1% smaller than average. The Moon was 5 days after apogee and 10 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.505° in apparent diameter, which is 5.0% 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 69th eclipse in solar Saros series 112.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 15:53:47 on 16 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 15:54:02 on 16 Aug TDT
Saros Series 112 Number in Series 68
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.3994
Gamma 1.3279 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m15s Error ± 0m04s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151358437 km (88.2%) Moon Distance 394524 km (75.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.527° Moon Diameter 0.505° - 0.505°
Apogee 13:51 on 11 Aug UT Perigee 09:09 on 27 Aug 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 22:11:46 UTC.