The timings of the phases of the overall eclipse worldwide are as follows. In any particular place it will be seen for a significantly shorter duration as the shadow moves across the Earth:
|Partial eclipse begins:||12:10:48 UT|
|Annular eclipse begins:||13:15:18 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||14:53:25 UT|
|Annular eclipse ends:||16:31:38 UT|
|Partial eclipse ends:||17:36:02 UT|
During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.538° in apparent diameter, 1.0% larger than average. The Moon will be just 4 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.534° in apparent diameter, which is 0.6% larger than average; this is not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this is an annular eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
The eclipse crosses Chile and Argentina between 13:34 UT and 13:44 UT. The path width is shrinking from 58 km (36 miles) to 50 km (31.1 miles) as the eclipse builds, and the duration of the annular phase is just over 1 minute.
The eclipse reaches Africa in Angola at 16:26 UT; it is reaching the end of the annular eclipse, with a duration of 1 minute 9 seconds, and a path width of 73 km (45.4 miles). The eclipse crosses the northern tip of Zambia and ends in the Democratic Republic of Congo at 16:30 UT.
This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The shaded area will see the annular solar eclipse; however, near the edges of this area, the eclipse will be very short. The bold line shows the centre of the path, where the eclipse will last longest, so this is where you want to be if possible.
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 annular solar eclipse. It also shows the broader area in which a partial eclipse will be seen. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)
This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:
This is the 29th eclipse in solar Saros series 140.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||14:53:23 on 26 Feb UT||TDT Date/time (max)||14:54:33 on 26 Feb TDT|
|Saros Series||140||Number in Series||28|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||0.9922|
|Gamma||-0.4578||Path Width (km)||31|
|Delta T||1m10s||Error||± 0m04s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||major||Total Rating||travel|
|Sun Distance||148143744 km (21.7%)||Moon Distance||378213 km (43.4%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.538°||Moon Diameter||0.526° - 0.534°|
|Apogee||21:15 on 18 Feb UT||Perigee||07:25 on 3 Mar UT|
|Contact p1||12:10:48 on 26 Feb UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||13:15:18 on 26 Feb UT||Contact u2||13:16:54 on 26 Feb UT|
|Max eclipse||14:53:25 on 26 Feb UT|
|Contact u3||16:30:08 on 26 Feb UT||Contact u4||16:31:38 on 26 Feb UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||17:36:02 on 26 Feb 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.