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:||17:29:32 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||19:41:44 UT|
|Partial eclipse ends:||21:53:33 UT|
During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.531° in apparent diameter, 0.4% smaller than average. The Moon will be just 4 days before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.501° in apparent diameter, which is 5.6% smaller 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.
New Zealand will see a deep partial eclipse, with close to 70% of the Sun covered in the north, and 80% in the south, just as the Sun rises.
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.)
This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:
This is the 7th eclipse in solar Saros series 154.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||19:41:49 on 21 Sep UT||TDT Date/time (max)||19:43:04 on 21 Sep TDT|
|Saros Series||154||Number in Series||6|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||Central Magnitiude||0.855|
|Gamma||-1.0651||Path Width (km)||0|
|Delta T||1m15s||Error||± 0m08s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||major||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||150179693 km (63.8%)||Moon Distance||397098 km (80.9%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.531°||Moon Diameter||0.501° - 0.501°|
|Perigee||12:10 on 10 Sep UT||Apogee||09:46 on 26 Sep UT|
|Contact p1||17:29:32 on 21 Sep UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||Contact u2|
|Max eclipse||19:41:44 on 21 Sep UT|
|Contact u3||Contact u4|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||21:53:33 on 21 Sep 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: 2015-09-17 04:54:30 UTC.