A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Monday 21 June, 1982 UT, with maximum eclipse at 12:03 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 62% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, created an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse was at 12:03:40 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.6% smaller than average. The Moon was at perigee, making it very large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.557° in apparent diameter, which is 4.9% 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 67th eclipse in solar Saros series 117.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:03:40 on 21 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:04:33 on 21 Jun TDT
Saros Series 117 Number in Series 66
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.6168
Gamma -1.2102 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m53s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152037700 km (102.2%) Moon Distance 357330 km (1.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.557°
Apogee 23:03 on 7 Jun UT Perigee 12:10 on 21 Jun 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.