The annular eclipse lasted for 5 minutes and 35 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 23:59:07 UT.
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.537° in apparent diameter, 0.7% larger than average. The Moon was just 4 days before apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.509° in apparent diameter, which is 4.1% smaller than average; this was not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this was an annular eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the annular solar eclipse. It also shows the broader area in which a partial eclipse was seen. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)
This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:
This was the 21st eclipse in solar Saros series 126.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||23:59:07 on 11 Oct UT||TDT Date/time (max)||00:01:45 on 12 Oct TDT|
|Saros Series||126||Number in Series||20|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||0.9484|
|Gamma||-0.1551||Path Width (km)||192|
|Delta T||2m38s||Error||± 0m39s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||148596532 km (31.1%)||Moon Distance||397246 km (81.2%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.537°||Moon Diameter||0.501° - 0.509°|
|Perigee||14:01 on 30 Sep UT||Apogee||13:48 on 16 Oct UT|
Note that while all dates and times on this site (except where noted) are in UT, which is within a second of civil time, the dates and times shown in NASA's eclipse listings are in the TDT timescale. For this eclipse, this makes the date shown on this site different to NASA's date.
The Sun and Moon distances are shown in km, and as a percentage of their minimum - maximum distances; hence 0% is the closest possible (Earth's perihelion, or the Moon's closest possible perigee) and 100% is the farthest (aphelion, the farthest apogee). The statistics page has information on the ranges of sizes of the Sun and Moon.
Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:45 UTC.