Was the concept of a solar eclipse familiar to most people in northwest Europe in the 17th century?

When was the first solar eclipse?

The earliest scientifically useful photograph of a total solar eclipse was made by Julius Berkowski at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia, on July 28, 1851. This was the first occasion that an accurate photographic image of a solar eclipse was recorded.

Solar eclipse of July 28, 1851
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What time is solar eclipse in Europe?

Partial solar eclipse Oct. 25

Location Partial eclipse begins Partial eclipse ends
Reykjavik, Iceland 8:58 a.m. 10:35 a.m.
London, United Kingdom 10:08 a.m. 11:51 a.m.
Cairo, Egypt 12 p.m. 2:16 p.m.
Moscow, Russia 12:24 p.m. 2:51 p.m.

When was the last solar eclipse in Europe?

The last total eclipse in continental Europe occurred on March 29, 2006 and in continental part of European Union it occurred on August 11, 1999.

Solar eclipse of August 12, 2026
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