A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Thursday 21 August, 2036 UT, lasting from 15:33–19:15 UT. This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 86% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it from Alaska, most of Canada and western Europe 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: 15:33:00 UT
Maximum eclipse: 17:24:15 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 19:15:45 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.527° in apparent diameter, 1.1% smaller than average. The Moon will be at perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.556° in apparent diameter, which is 4.7% larger than average. This has no real effect on this eclipse, since the Moon's central shadow misses the Earth, making this a partial eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the partial solar eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This is the 7th eclipse in solar Saros series 155.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 17:24:23 on 21 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 17:25:45 on 21 Aug TDT
Saros Series 155 Number in Series 6
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.8622
Gamma 1.0825 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m22s Error ± 0m17s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating major Total Rating
Sun Distance 151325356 km (87.5%) Moon Distance 358096 km (3.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.527° Moon Diameter 0.556° - 0.556°
Perigee 04:28 on 21 Aug UT Apogee 00:31 on 3 Sep UT
Contact p1 15:33:00 on 21 Aug UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 17:24:15 on 21 Aug UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 19:15:45 on 21 Aug 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.