A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Monday 25 January, 1982 UT, with maximum eclipse at 04:42 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 57% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, created an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse was at 04:42:01 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.541° in apparent diameter, 1.6% larger than average. The Moon was just 4 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.502° in apparent diameter, which is 5.5% 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 2 eclipses:

This was the 15th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 04:42:01 on 25 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 04:42:53 on 25 Jan TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 14
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.5663
Gamma -1.2311 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m52s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147286207 km (4.0%) Moon Distance 396811 km (80.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.502° - 0.502°
Apogee 12:28 on 20 Jan UT Perigee 14:14 on 5 Feb 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.