A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Saturday 29 June, 1946 UT, with maximum eclipse at 03:51 UT. With only 18% of the Sun covered at maximum eclipse, this was a very marginal eclipse at best, and rather uninteresting.

Maximum eclipse was at 03:51:30 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 fairly large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.552° in apparent diameter, which is 4.0% larger 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 2nd eclipse in solar Saros series 155.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 03:51:30 on 29 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 03:51:58 on 29 Jun TDT
Saros Series 155 Number in Series 1
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.1802
Gamma 1.4361 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m28s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152092552 km (103.4%) Moon Distance 360598 km (8.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.552° - 0.552°
Perigee 00:30 on 28 Jun UT Apogee 08:10 on 10 Jul 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.