Thursday 16 June 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Eclipse of the Sun 885 AD

Solar Eclipse 885 AD

An eclipse of the Sun was seen over Scotland on June 16th 885 which was St Cyric’s day. Lasting nearly 5 minutes it is one of the longest total eclipses visible over the UK.

 Nearly all of Scotland would have seen totality. It is reported that stars were seen in the heavens.

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