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:||17:51:19 UT|
|Central eclipse began:||18:53:26 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||20:35:47 UT|
|Central eclipse ended:||22:18:24 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||23:20:29 UT|
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.532° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon was just 4 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At the start and end of the eclipse, the Moon was 0.528°, which is smaller than the Sun; hence the eclipse was annular at that point. However, at maximum eclipse the Moon was 0.536° in apparent diameter, which is 1.0% larger than average, large enough to cover the Sun; and so a total eclipse was seen at that point. Thus this was a hybrid eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
The eclipse crosses the Pacific, missing land completely, though it does pass very near Oeno Island. It reaches land in southern Costa Rica, though by this time the eclipse is annular, and crosses almost immediately into Panama. It passes quickly over Panama, then Colombia, and finally ends in Venezula.
This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The area shaded blue saw a total eclipse, and the areas shaded red saw an annular eclipse; however, near the edges of each 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 hybrid 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 51st eclipse in solar Saros series 129.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||20:35:46 on 8 Apr UT||TDT Date/time (max)||20:36:51 on 8 Apr TDT|
|Saros Series||129||Number in Series||50|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||1.0074|
|Gamma||-0.3473||Path Width (km)||27|
|Delta T||1m05s||Error||± 0m00s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||149828965 km (56.5%)||Moon Distance||377089 km (41.1%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.532°||Moon Diameter||0.528° - 0.536°|
|Perigee||11:10 on 4 Apr UT||Apogee||18:42 on 16 Apr UT|
|Contact p1||17:51:19 on 8 Apr UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||18:53:26 on 8 Apr UT||Contact u2||18:53:56 on 8 Apr UT|
|Max eclipse||20:35:47 on 8 Apr UT|
|Contact u3||22:17:49 on 8 Apr UT||Contact u4||22:18:24 on 8 Apr UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||23:20:29 on 8 Apr 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.