Solar eclipse of August 12, 1654

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Solar eclipse of August 12, 1654
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Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.4962
Magnitude 1.0285
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 16s
Coordinates 41.7N 42.5E
Max. width of band 110 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 10:17:43
References
Saros 120 (41 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 8673

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 12, 1654. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

Observations and history[edit]

The eclipse occurred during the Battle of Shklow (1654).

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 120.

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