A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Monday 25 November, 2030 UT, lasting from 04:16–09:23 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 3 minutes and 44 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 169 km wide. It will be seen across Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, and south-eastern Australia. The partial eclipse will be visible from southern Africa , the southern Indian Ocean, Australia, and Antarctica.

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: 04:16:29 UT
Total eclipse begins: 05:14:07 UT
Maximum eclipse: 06:50:10 UT
Total eclipse ends: 08:26:11 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 09:23:49 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.540° in apparent diameter, 1.3% larger than average. The Moon will be at perigee, making it extremely large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.556°, and at maximum eclipse 0.565°, which is 6.5% larger than average; hence it will cover the Sun, making this a total eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Africa

The total eclipse begins in the Atlantic and shortly after makes landfall in Namibia, at Durissa Bay, at around 05:18 UT. The total eclipse will last over 1 minute 50 seconds at this point, and will be visible from a path around 133 km (82.6 miles) wide.

The path of totality passes Windhoek at about 05:20 UT; although the city will see a total eclipse, a better view will be from a little south of there, where the eclipse will last almost 2 minutes on the centreline.

The total eclipse crosses southern Botswana between 05:22 UT and 05:26 UT, with a duration over 2 minutes; then South Africa has the experience, with Bethlehem, almost exactly on the centreline, seeing a total eclipse lasting 2 minutes 25 seconds at around 05:30 UT. The area of total eclipse will cross north-eastern Lesotho a minute later; while Lesotho does not lie on the centreline, viewers in the extreme north-east should still see an impressive eclipse.

The total eclipse leaves South Africa just north of Durban at about 05:34 UT, with the total eclipse lasting over 2 and a half minutes on the centreline. Verulam is almost exactly in the centre and should see a fantastic eclipse (weather permitting!).

Australia

The eclipse next makes landfall in South Australia, north of Port Lincoln, at around 08:20 UT. The eclipse is drawing to a close by this point, but will still last over 2 minutes on the centreline. At around 08:21 UT, the eclipse passes by the south end of Lake Gairdner, where the eclipses of December 2038 and May 2068 will be visible.

In its final stages the eclipse crosses the corner of New South Wales and into Queensland at around 08:24 UT; it passes just south of Currawinya National Park, where the total eclipse of July 2028 was seen. At 08:25 UT the maximum eclipse passes near Surat, which will also see a total solar eclipse in July 2037; with the eclipse in its last stages, the duration on the centreline is down to 1 minute 35 seconds. The eclipse then finishes north of Dalby.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The shaded area will see the total 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 total 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 46th eclipse in solar Saros series 133.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:50:19 on 25 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:51:37 on 25 Nov TDT
Saros Series 133 Number in Series 45
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0468
Gamma -0.3867 Path Width (km) 169
Delta T 1m18s Error ± 0m12s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m44s
Partial Rating major Total Rating major
Sun Distance 147681705 km (12.1%) Moon Distance 357867 km (2.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.540° Moon Diameter 0.556° - 0.565°
Apogee 05:01 on 13 Nov UT Perigee 21:08 on 25 Nov UT
Contact p1 04:16:29 on 25 Nov UT Contact p2
Contact u1 05:14:07 on 25 Nov UT Contact u2 05:15:53 on 25 Nov UT
Max eclipse 06:50:10 on 25 Nov UT
Contact u3 08:24:24 on 25 Nov UT Contact u4 08:26:11 on 25 Nov UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 09:23:49 on 25 Nov 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.