An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Friday 2 July, 2038 UT, lasting from 10:36–16:26 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 31 km wide; it will last 1 minute exactly at the point of maximum eclipse. It will be seen across Colombia and Venezula, barely in Grenada and Barbados, and in Africa from Western Sahara to Kenya. The partial eclipse will be visible in the eastern US and north-eastern South America, and most of 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: 10:36:03 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 11:37:45 UT
Maximum eclipse: 13:31:22 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 15:24:54 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 16:26:33 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.524° in apparent diameter, 1.6% smaller than average. The Moon will be 6 days after apogee and 9 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.520° in apparent diameter, which is 2.1% 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 3 eclipses:

This is the 37th eclipse in solar Saros series 137.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 13:31:31 on 2 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 13:32:55 on 2 Jul TDT
Saros Series 137 Number in Series 36
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9911
Gamma 0.0398 Path Width (km) 31
Delta T 1m24s Error ± 0m18s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m00s
Partial Rating major Total Rating major
Sun Distance 152092434 km (103.4%) Moon Distance 389263 km (65.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.511° - 0.520°
Apogee 12:56 on 26 Jun UT Perigee 19:33 on 11 Jul UT
Contact p1 10:36:03 on 2 Jul UT Contact p2
Contact u1 11:37:45 on 2 Jul UT Contact u2 11:39:23 on 2 Jul UT
Max eclipse 13:31:22 on 2 Jul UT
Contact u3 15:23:22 on 2 Jul UT Contact u4 15:24:54 on 2 Jul UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 16:26:33 on 2 Jul 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.