An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on Monday 10 June, 2002 UT, lasting from 20:51 on 10 Jun–02:36 on 11 Jun UT. A large annular eclipse covered over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 13 km wide; it lasted just 23 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It was seen from Australasia, across the Pacific and the Mexico coast.

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: 20:51:52 UT
Annular eclipse began: 21:53:53 UT
Maximum eclipse: 23:44:20 UT
Annular eclipse ended: 01:34:40 on 11 Jun UT
Partial eclipse ended: 02:36:39 on 11 Jun UT

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.5% smaller than average. The Moon was 6 days after apogee and 8 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.523° in apparent diameter, which is 1.5% smaller than average; this was not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this was an annular eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The shaded area saw the annular 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.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the annular solar eclipse. It also shows the broader area in which a partial eclipse was seen. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This was the 35th eclipse in solar Saros series 137.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 23:44:18 on 10 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 23:45:22 on 10 Jun TDT
Saros Series 137 Number in Series 34
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9962
Gamma 0.1993 Path Width (km) 13
Delta T 1m04s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 0m23s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151891156 km (99.2%) Moon Distance 386676 km (60.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.515° - 0.523°
Apogee 12:58 on 4 Jun UT Perigee 07:24 on 19 Jun UT
Contact p1 20:51:52 on 10 Jun UT Contact p2
Contact u1 21:53:53 on 10 Jun UT Contact u2 21:55:11 on 10 Jun UT
Max eclipse 23:44:20 on 10 Jun UT
Contact u3 01:33:28 on 11 Jun UT Contact u4 01:34:40 on 11 Jun UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 02:36:39 on 11 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.