An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 21 June, 2020 UT, lasting from 03:45–09:33 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 21 km wide; it will last 38 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It will be seen from mid Africa, across the Middle East, northern India and south-east Asia. The partial eclipse will be visible over western Africa, the Middle East, and south and east Asia.

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: 03:45:54 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 04:47:38 UT
Maximum eclipse: 06:39:59 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 08:32:16 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 09:33:57 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.6% smaller than average. The Moon will be 6 days after apogee and 9 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.521° in apparent diameter, which is 1.8% 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.

Interactive Map

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.

Overview Map

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.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This is the 36th eclipse in solar Saros series 137.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:40:03 on 21 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:41:15 on 21 Jun TDT
Saros Series 137 Number in Series 35
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.994
Gamma 0.1209 Path Width (km) 21
Delta T 1m12s Error ± 0m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 0m38s
Partial Rating major Total Rating major
Sun Distance 152039732 km (102.3%) Moon Distance 387976 km (62.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.513° - 0.521°
Apogee 00:57 on 15 Jun UT Perigee 02:09 on 30 Jun UT
Contact p1 03:45:54 on 21 Jun UT Contact p2
Contact u1 04:47:38 on 21 Jun UT Contact u2 04:49:04 on 21 Jun UT
Max eclipse 06:39:59 on 21 Jun UT
Contact u3 08:30:55 on 21 Jun UT Contact u4 08:32:16 on 21 Jun UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 09:33:57 on 21 Jun UT

Note that while all dates and times on this site (except where noted) are in UT, which is within a second of civil time, the dates and times shown in NASA's eclipse listings are in the TDT timescale.

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.