A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 29 March, 2025 UT, lasting from 08:50–12:43 UT. This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 94% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it in Greenland, Iceland, northern and western Europe and north-west Africa.

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: 08:50:35 UT
Maximum eclipse: 10:47:18 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 12:43:36 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.534° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon will be just a day before perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.555° in apparent diameter, which is 4.5% larger 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.

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 21st eclipse in solar Saros series 149.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 10:47:21 on 29 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:48:36 on 29 Mar TDT
Saros Series 149 Number in Series 20
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9376
Gamma 1.0405 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m15s Error ± 0m08s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating major Total Rating
Sun Distance 149373449 km (47.1%) Moon Distance 358703 km (4.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.534° Moon Diameter 0.555° - 0.555°
Apogee 16:37 on 17 Mar UT Perigee 05:27 on 30 Mar UT
Contact p1 08:50:35 on 29 Mar UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 10:47:18 on 29 Mar UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 12:43:36 on 29 Mar 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.