A hybrid eclipse of the Sun occurs on Friday 14 November, 2031 UT, lasting from 18:22–23:49 UT. The Sun will be darkened for 1 minute and 8 seconds by a dramatic hybrid eclipse covering a narrow path at most 38 km wide. This will be a sight worth seeing, and will be visible from the Pacific Ocean and Panama. The partial eclipse will be visible from the Pacific, the southern US, and central America.

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: 18:22:59 UT
Central eclipse begins: 19:23:39 UT
Maximum eclipse: 21:06:03 UT
Central eclipse ends: 22:48:27 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 23:49:04 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.539° in apparent diameter, 1.1% larger than average. The Moon will be just 3 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At the start and end of the eclipse, the Moon will be 0.536°, which is smaller than the Sun; hence the eclipse will be annular at that point. However, at maximum eclipse the Moon will be 0.545° in apparent diameter, which is 2.6% larger than average, large enough to cover the Sun; and so a total eclipse will be seen at that point. Thus this is a hybrid eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

The eclipse unfortunately spends most of its time over the Pacific, but as it ends the track crosses Coiba and southern Panama, finishing over the beautiful Perlas islands as the Sun sets. At this point the eclipse will be annular, and hence not safe for unprotected viewing; the duration will be a brief 13 seconds.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The area shaded blue will see a total eclipse, and the areas shaded red will see an annular eclipse; however, near the edges of each 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 hybrid 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 143.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 21:06:12 on 14 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 21:07:31 on 14 Nov TDT
Saros Series 143 Number in Series 23
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0106
Gamma 0.3078 Path Width (km) 38
Delta T 1m19s Error ± 0m13s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m08s
Partial Rating minor Total Rating none
Sun Distance 148007865 km (18.9%) Moon Distance 371503 km (30.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.539° Moon Diameter 0.536° - 0.545°
Apogee 02:46 on 6 Nov UT Perigee 22:08 on 17 Nov UT
Contact p1 18:22:59 on 14 Nov UT Contact p2
Contact u1 19:23:39 on 14 Nov UT Contact u2 19:24:03 on 14 Nov UT
Max eclipse 21:06:03 on 14 Nov UT
Contact u3 22:48:10 on 14 Nov UT Contact u4 22:48:27 on 14 Nov UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 23:49:04 on 14 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.