# Solar eclipse of August 12, 1654

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.

Solar eclipse of August 12, 1654
Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.4962
Magnitude1.0285
Maximum eclipse
Duration136 sec (2 m 16 s)
Coordinates41°42′N 42°30′E﻿ / ﻿41.7°N 42.5°E
Max. width of band110 km (68 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:17:43
References
Saros120 (41 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)8673

## Observations and history

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

## Related eclipses

It is a part of solar Saros 120.