A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Friday 26 September, 1783 UT (15 Sep, 1783 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 12:04 UT. A small partial eclipse barely darkened the Sun. With just 28% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this was of limited interest.

Maximum eclipse was at 12:04:00 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.532° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon was 6 days after apogee and 8 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.517° in apparent diameter, which is 2.7% smaller than average. This has no real effect on this eclipse, since the Moon's central shadow misses the Earth, making this a partial eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the partial solar eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This was the 4th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:04:00 on 26 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:04:17 on 26 Sep TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 3
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.2814
Gamma -1.3935 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m17s Error ± 0m03s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149826625 km (56.5%) Moon Distance 385238 km (57.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.532° Moon Diameter 0.517° - 0.517°
Apogee 19:42 on 19 Sep UT Perigee 07:11 on 4 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.

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.