A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Tuesday 25 October, 2022 UT, lasting from 08:58–13:02 UT. This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 86% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it in most of Europe, the Middle East, and western 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: 08:58:10 UT
Maximum eclipse: 11:00:00 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 13:02:08 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.536° in apparent diameter, 0.6% larger than average. The Moon will be just 4 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.529° in apparent diameter, which is around 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.

Overview Map

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.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:

This is the 55th eclipse in solar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:00:07 on 25 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:01:20 on 25 Oct TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 54
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.8619
Gamma 1.0701 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m13s Error ± 0m07s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating major Total Rating
Sun Distance 148770234 km (34.6%) Moon Distance 376338 km (39.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.536° Moon Diameter 0.529° - 0.529°
Apogee 10:22 on 17 Oct UT Perigee 14:49 on 29 Oct UT
Contact p1 08:58:10 on 25 Oct UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 11:00:00 on 25 Oct UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 13:02:08 on 25 Oct 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: 2015-09-17 04:54:30 UTC.