An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 6 February, 2027 UT, lasting from 12:57–19:01 UT. A small annular eclipse will cover only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 282 km wide at maximum, and will last 7 minutes and 51 seconds. It will be visible across southern South America, and just barely the Guinea coast of Africa. The partial eclipse will be visible across most of South America and western North 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: 12:57:23 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 14:03:42 UT
Maximum eclipse: 15:59:24 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 17:55:13 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 19:01:27 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.541° in apparent diameter, 1.4% larger than average. The Moon will be just 3 days past apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.502° in apparent diameter, which is 5.5% 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 2 eclipses:

This is the 51st eclipse in solar Saros series 131.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 15:59:32 on 6 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 16:00:48 on 6 Feb TDT
Saros Series 131 Number in Series 50
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9281
Gamma -0.2952 Path Width (km) 282
Delta T 1m16s Error ± 0m10s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 7m51s
Partial Rating major Total Rating travel
Sun Distance 147523918 km (8.9%) Moon Distance 402708 km (92.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.494° - 0.502°
Apogee 13:31 on 3 Feb UT Perigee 07:31 on 19 Feb UT
Contact p1 12:57:23 on 6 Feb UT Contact p2
Contact u1 14:03:42 on 6 Feb UT Contact u2 14:10:04 on 6 Feb UT
Max eclipse 15:59:24 on 6 Feb UT
Contact u3 17:48:56 on 6 Feb UT Contact u4 17:55:13 on 6 Feb UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 19:01:27 on 6 Feb 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.