An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Tuesday 12 September, 2034 UT, lasting from 13:26–19:09 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover 97% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a path up to 102 km wide; it will last 2 minutes and 58 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It will be seen from Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Gough Island. The partial eclipse will be visible across Central and South 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: 13:26:24 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 14:31:53 UT
Maximum eclipse: 16:17:58 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 18:03:56 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 19:09:32 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.530° in apparent diameter, 0.6% smaller than average. The Moon will be 10 days after perigee and 5 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.516° in apparent diameter, which is 2.9% 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 40th eclipse in solar Saros series 135.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 16:18:07 on 12 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 16:19:28 on 12 Sep TDT
Saros Series 135 Number in Series 39
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9736
Gamma -0.3936 Path Width (km) 102
Delta T 1m21s Error ± 0m15s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m58s
Partial Rating major Total Rating minor
Sun Distance 150566876 km (71.8%) Moon Distance 391737 km (70.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.508° - 0.516°
Perigee 15:32 on 2 Sep UT Apogee 07:05 on 18 Sep UT
Contact p1 13:26:24 on 12 Sep UT Contact p2
Contact u1 14:31:53 on 12 Sep UT Contact u2 14:34:43 on 12 Sep UT
Max eclipse 16:17:58 on 12 Sep UT
Contact u3 18:01:00 on 12 Sep UT Contact u4 18:03:56 on 12 Sep UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 19:09:32 on 12 Sep 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.