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:||02:29:43 UT|
|Annular eclipse begins:||03:34:24 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||05:17:36 UT|
|Annular eclipse ends:||07:00:54 UT|
|Partial eclipse ends:||08:05:36 UT|
During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.7% larger than average. The Moon will be 7 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.526° in apparent diameter, which is 1.0% smaller 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.
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 46th eclipse in solar Saros series 132.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||05:17:41 on 26 Dec UT||TDT Date/time (max)||05:18:53 on 26 Dec TDT|
|Saros Series||132||Number in Series||45|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||0.9701|
|Gamma||0.4135||Path Width (km)||118|
|Delta T||1m12s||Error||± 0m05s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||major||Total Rating||major|
|Sun Distance||147128523 km (0.7%)||Moon Distance||384241 km (55.4%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.542°||Moon Diameter||0.518° - 0.526°|
|Perigee||20:31 on 18 Dec UT||Apogee||01:31 on 2 Jan UT|
|Contact p1||02:29:43 on 26 Dec UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||03:34:24 on 26 Dec UT||Contact u2||03:37:28 on 26 Dec UT|
|Max eclipse||05:17:36 on 26 Dec UT|
|Contact u3||06:57:43 on 26 Dec UT||Contact u4||07:00:54 on 26 Dec UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||08:05:36 on 26 Dec 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.