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Solar eclipse of September 23, 1699

Solar eclipse of September 23, 1699
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma 0.6999
Magnitude 1.0095
Maximum eclipse
Duration 49 sec (0 m 49 s)
Max. width of band 46 km (29 mi)
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'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. A narrow path of totality just clipped the north-east corner of Scotland, including Wick.

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