The total eclipse lasted for 5 minutes and 52 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 15:34:39 UT.
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.524° in apparent diameter, 1.6% smaller than average. The Moon was just a day past perigee, making it extremely large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon was 0.554°, and at maximum eclipse 0.563°, which is 6.1% larger than average; hence it covered the Sun, making this a total eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
This eclipse was the first total solar eclipse seen in the newly independent USA. Thomas Jefferson noted that clouds prevented viewing of the eclipse in Virginia.
This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the total 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 2 eclipses:
This was the 32nd eclipse in solar Saros series 133.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||15:34:39 on 24 Jun UT||TDT Date/time (max)||15:34:56 on 24 Jun TDT|
|Saros Series||133||Number in Series||31|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||1.0746|
|Gamma||0.3127||Path Width (km)||255|
|Delta T||0m17s||Error||± 0m03s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||152100708 km (103.5%)||Moon Distance||359227 km (5.6%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.524°||Moon Diameter||0.554° - 0.563°|
|Perigee||19:15 on 23 Jun UT||Apogee||08:24 on 6 Jul UT|
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 22:11:46 UTC.