An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Wednesday 26 January, 2028 UT, lasting from 12:06–18:08 UT. A small annular eclipse will cover only 92% of the Sun in a very broad path, 323 km wide at maximum, and will last 10 minutes and 27 seconds. It will be visible across South America through Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and French Guiana; in Funchal; and in Tangier and southern Spain and Portugal. The partial eclipse will be visible from most of the Americas, Spain, Portugal, 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: 12:06:28 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 13:14:39 UT
Maximum eclipse: 15:07:33 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 17:00:19 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 18:08:34 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.541° in apparent diameter, 1.6% larger than average. The Moon will be just 2 days before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.499° in apparent diameter, which is 6.1% 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 24th eclipse in solar Saros series 141.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 15:07:43 on 26 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 15:08:59 on 26 Jan TDT
Saros Series 141 Number in Series 23
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9208
Gamma 0.3901 Path Width (km) 323
Delta T 1m16s Error ± 0m11s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 10m27s
Partial Rating major Total Rating travel
Sun Distance 147293796 km (4.1%) Moon Distance 405019 km (96.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.491° - 0.499°
Perigee 07:48 on 13 Jan UT Apogee 15:31 on 28 Jan UT
Contact p1 12:06:28 on 26 Jan UT Contact p2
Contact u1 13:14:39 on 26 Jan UT Contact u2 13:21:48 on 26 Jan UT
Max eclipse 15:07:33 on 26 Jan UT
Contact u3 16:53:07 on 26 Jan UT Contact u4 17:00:19 on 26 Jan UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 18:08:34 on 26 Jan 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.