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
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Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration136 sec (2 m 16 s)
Coordinates41°42′N 42°30′E / 41.7°N 42.5°E / 41.7; 42.5
Max. width of band110 km (68 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:17:43
Saros120 (41 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)8673

Observations and historyEdit

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

Related eclipsesEdit

It is a part of solar Saros 120.

Eclipse in artEdit

  • De Eclipsi solari anno M. DC. LIV., die XII. augusti, in Europa a pluribus spectata tubo optico, satirical writing by Jakob Balde (1662).

See alsoEdit