Central Europe, 1537: A lunar eclipse was seen in central Europe.
This was recorded in a chronicle of an unknown member of the Jewish community of Prague, as follows: “297 (=1537) – On Thursday, the 14th of Sivan (=24 May), at midday, there was a solar eclipse lasting for nearly two hours, with a halo around the sun, appearing thus.”
He means to mention an annular solar eclipse, but this actually happened two weeks later.
It was a “lunar” eclipse that happened that evening. A “solar” eclipse can only happen when it is the Molad.
Source: A Hebrew Chronicle from Prague, c. 1615
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