An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 9 May, 2032 UT, lasting from 11:09–15:41 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 44 km wide; it will last just 22 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It will be seen from a tiny band in the Southern Ocean. The partial eclipse will be visible in southern South America and 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: 11:09:41 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 12:47:03 UT
Maximum eclipse: 13:25:16 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 14:03:44 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 15:41:04 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.528° in apparent diameter, 0.9% smaller than average. The Moon will be 5 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.526° in apparent diameter, which is 1.0% 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 22nd eclipse in solar Saros series 148.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 13:25:23 on 9 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 13:26:42 on 9 May TDT
Saros Series 148 Number in Series 21
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9957
Gamma -0.9375 Path Width (km) 44
Delta T 1m19s Error ± 0m14s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 0m22s
Partial Rating minor Total Rating none
Sun Distance 151047414 km (81.7%) Moon Distance 380749 km (48.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.528° Moon Diameter 0.523° - 0.526°
Perigee 20:50 on 3 May UT Apogee 22:19 on 16 May UT
Contact p1 11:09:41 on 9 May UT Contact p2
Contact u1 12:47:03 on 9 May UT Contact u2 12:48:47 on 9 May UT
Max eclipse 13:25:16 on 9 May UT
Contact u3 14:01:54 on 9 May UT Contact u4 14:03:44 on 9 May UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 15:41:04 on 9 May 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.