Solar eclipse of September 23, 1699

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Solar eclipse of September 23, 1699
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma 0.6999
Magnitude 1.0095
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 49s
Coordinates 41.8N 40.7E
Max. width of band 46 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 10:16:12
Saros 139 (12 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 8786

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 23, 1699. 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.

A narrow path of totality just clipped the north-east corner of Scotland, including Wick.

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 139.

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