A total eclipse of the Sun occurred on Friday 27 October, 1780 UT (16 Oct, 1780 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 17:18 UT. A dramatic total eclipse plunged the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes exactly at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 138 km wide.

The total eclipse lasted for 2 minutes exactly. Maximum eclipse was at 17:18:10 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 48th eclipse in solar Saros series 120.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 120, is linked to lunar Saros series 113. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 17:18:10 on 27 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 17:18:27 on 27 Oct TDT
Saros Series 120 Number in Series 47
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0244
Gamma 0.8083 Path Width (km) 138
Delta T 0m17s Error ± 0m03s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m00s
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.