A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Tuesday 30 April, 2041 UT, with maximum eclipse at 11:50 UT. The Sun will be darkened for 1 minute and 51 seconds by a dramatic total eclipse covering a narrow path at most 72 km wide. This will be a sight worth seeing.

The total eclipse lasts for 1 minute and 51 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 11:50:55 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.529° in apparent diameter, 0.7% smaller than average. The Moon will be just 4 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.531°, and at maximum eclipse 0.539°, which is 1.6% larger than average; hence it will cover the Sun, making this a total 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 total 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 total 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 53rd eclipse in solar Saros series 129.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:50:55 on 30 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:52:21 on 30 Apr TDT
Saros Series 129 Number in Series 52
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0189
Gamma -0.4492 Path Width (km) 72
Delta T 1m26s Error ± 0m21s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m51s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150698686 km (74.5%) Moon Distance 374741 km (36.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.529° Moon Diameter 0.531° - 0.539°
Perigee 16:52 on 26 Apr UT Apogee 18:44 on 8 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: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.