The timings of the phases of the overall eclipse worldwide are as follows. In any particular place it would have been seen for a significantly shorter duration as the shadow moved across the Earth:
|Partial eclipse began:||09:33:04 UT|
|Total eclipse began:||10:36:00 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||12:03:46 UT|
|Total eclipse ended:||13:31:37 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||14:34:26 UT|
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.6% smaller than average. The Moon was just 2 days before perigee, making it fairly large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon was 0.543°, and at maximum eclipse 0.551°, which is 3.7% 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.
The track passes from north of the Falklands, to the point of greatest eclipse in the south Atlantic west of Africa. From there it crosses Africa, passing through Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. it then crosses Madagascar just before it finishes in the Indian Ocean. It is visible as a partial eclipse as far north as the mid-Sahara.
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 57th eclipse in solar Saros series 127.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||12:03:42 on 21 Jun UT||TDT Date/time (max)||12:04:46 on 21 Jun TDT|
|Saros Series||127||Number in Series||56|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||1.0495|
|Gamma||-0.5701||Path Width (km)||200|
|Delta T||1m04s||Error||± 0m00s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||152032955 km (102.1%)||Moon Distance||366692 km (20.5%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.525°||Moon Diameter||0.543° - 0.551°|
|Apogee||19:48 on 11 Jun UT||Perigee||17:15 on 23 Jun UT|
|Contact p1||09:33:04 on 21 Jun UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||10:36:00 on 21 Jun UT||Contact u2||10:38:19 on 21 Jun UT|
|Max eclipse||12:03:46 on 21 Jun UT|
|Contact u3||13:29:14 on 21 Jun UT||Contact u4||13:31:37 on 21 Jun UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||14:34:26 on 21 Jun 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.