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:||04:41:40 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||06:54:11 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||09:06:25 UT|
During this eclipse the Sun was 0.530° in apparent diameter, 0.6% smaller than average. The Moon was just a day before apogee, making it extremely small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.490° in apparent diameter, which is 7.7% smaller 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.
The eclipse will be visible from southern Angola, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique south, as well as the southern half of Madagascar. The eclipse will be quite small and hard to see, though, except in the far south of Africa.
In most of Namibia and western South Africa, the eclipse will begin before the Sun rises; however, the moment of maximum eclipse will be occur after sunrise.
The following table summarises the circumstances at various places; "Coverage" is the percentage of the Sun's diameter which will be covered at maximum eclipse:
|Namibe||sunrise||05:16 UT||1%||05:27 UT|
|Namacunde||sunrise||05:19 UT||7%||05:45 UT|
|Windhoek||sunrise||05:25 UT||19%||06:11 UT|
|Cape Town||sunrise||05:43 UT||42%||06:50 UT|
|Gaborone||04:43 UT||05:32 UT||23%||06:26 UT|
|Port Elizabeth||04:45 UT||05:47 UT||42%||06:57 UT|
|Maseru||04:43 UT||05:40 UT||33%||06:44 UT|
|Maputo||04:45 UT||05:38 UT||25%||06:38 UT|
|Tsihombe||05:00 UT||05:51 UT||17%||06:48 UT|
|Kerguelen||05:59 UT||07:16 UT||38%||08:33 UT|
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.)
This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:
This was the 54th eclipse in solar Saros series 125.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||06:54:10 on 13 Sep UT||TDT Date/time (max)||06:55:19 on 13 Sep TDT|
|Saros Series||125||Number in Series||53|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||0.7875|
|Gamma||-1.1004||Path Width (km)||0|
|Delta T||1m09s||Error||± 0m03s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||minor||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||150543124 km (71.3%)||Moon Distance||405987 km (98.6%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.530°||Moon Diameter||0.490° - 0.490°|
|Perigee||15:25 on 30 Aug UT||Apogee||11:28 on 14 Sep UT|
|Contact p1||04:41:40 on 13 Sep UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||Contact u2|
|Max eclipse||06:54:11 on 13 Sep UT|
|Contact u3||Contact u4|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||09:06:25 on 13 Sep 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.