The total eclipse lasted for 2 minutes and 49 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 16:54:16 UT.
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.538° in apparent diameter, 1.0% larger than average. The Moon was just a day past perigee, making it very large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon was 0.555°, and at maximum eclipse 0.559°, which is 5.4% 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 map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The shaded area saw the total solar eclipse; however, near the edges of this area, the eclipse was very short. The bold line shows the centre of the path, where the eclipse lasted longest.
Use the zoom controls to zoom in and out; hover your mouse over any point on the centreline to see the time and duration of the eclipse at that point. You can pan and zoom the map to see detail for any part of the eclipse path.
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 59th eclipse in solar Saros series 120.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||16:54:16 on 26 Feb UT||TDT Date/time (max)||16:55:06 on 26 Feb TDT|
|Saros Series||120||Number in Series||58|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||1.0391|
|Gamma||0.8981||Path Width (km)||298|
|Delta T||0m50s||Error||± 0m00s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||148136924 km (21.5%)||Moon Distance||358546 km (4.3%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.538°||Moon Diameter||0.555° - 0.559°|
|Perigee||22:18 on 25 Feb UT||Apogee||10:22 on 10 Mar 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.