Solar eclipse of August 12, 1654
|Solar eclipse of August 12, 1654|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||136 sec (2 m 16 s)|
|Max. width of band||110 km (68 mi)|
|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's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.
Observations and history
The eclipse occurred during the Battle of Shklow (1654).
It is a part of solar Saros 120.
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