Solar eclipse of March 7, 1598

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Solar eclipse of March 7, 1598
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8893
Magnitude 1.0214
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 33s
Coordinates 47.7N 8.2W
Max. width of band 156 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 10:10:01
Saros 133 (22 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 8536

A total solar eclipse occurred on March 7, 1598. 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.

It was visible in the United Kingdom with a diagonal track from Cornwall in the south-west to Aberdeen in the north-east of Scotland.

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 133.

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