During this eclipse the Sun was 0.537° in apparent diameter, 0.8% larger than average. The Moon was just 3 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At the start and end of the eclipse, the Moon was 0.537°, which is smaller than the Sun; hence the eclipse was annular at that point. However, at maximum eclipse the Moon was 0.546° in apparent diameter, which is 2.8% 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 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:||10:04:34 UT|
|Central eclipse began:||11:05:17 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||12:46:28 UT|
|Central eclipse ended:||14:27:43 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||15:28:21 UT|
The central eclipse begain in the Atlantic south of Bermuda, soon becoming total. It then crossed the ocean and passed just south of Sao Tome and Principe before making landfall in Gabon. It then crossed Congo, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia, finishing as an extremely short total eclipse in Somalia.
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 23rd eclipse in solar Saros series 143.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||12:46:28 on 3 Nov UT||TDT Date/time (max)||12:47:36 on 3 Nov TDT|
|Saros Series||143||Number in Series||22|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||1.0159|
|Gamma||0.3272||Path Width (km)||58|
|Delta T||1m08s||Error||± 0m02s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Sun Distance||148393600 km (26.9%)||Moon Distance||370507 km (28.0%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.537°||Moon Diameter||0.537° - 0.546°|
|Apogee||14:25 on 25 Oct UT||Perigee||09:28 on 6 Nov UT|
|Contact p1||10:04:34 on 3 Nov UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||11:05:17 on 3 Nov UT||Contact u2||11:05:21 on 3 Nov UT|
|Max eclipse||12:46:28 on 3 Nov UT|
|Contact u3||14:27:42 on 3 Nov UT||Contact u4||14:27:43 on 3 Nov UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||15:28:21 on 3 Nov 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: 2015-04-05 21:25:26 UTC.