The annular eclipse lasted for 1 minute and 57 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 17:21:38 UT.
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.540° in apparent diameter, 1.3% larger than average. The Moon was 7 days after apogee and 5 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.529° in apparent diameter, which is around 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.
Nat Turner was inspired to begin his slave rebellion by this eclipse, which was seen in Virginia.
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 2 eclipses:
This was the 58th eclipse in solar Saros series 118.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||17:21:38 on 12 Feb UT||TDT Date/time (max)||17:21:45 on 12 Feb TDT|
|Saros Series||118||Number in Series||57|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||0.9807|
|Gamma||0.7288||Path Width (km)||100|
|Delta T||0m07s||Error||± 0m01s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||147753081 km (13.6%)||Moon Distance||380323 km (47.6%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.540°||Moon Diameter||0.523° - 0.529°|
|Apogee||07:12 on 5 Feb UT||Perigee||04:18 on 18 Feb 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.