A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Monday 9 March, 2054 UT, with maximum eclipse at 12:31 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 67% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse is at 12:31:59 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.537° in apparent diameter, 0.7% larger than average. The Moon will be just 4 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.497° in apparent diameter, which is 6.3% smaller 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 2 eclipses:

This is the 19th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:31:59 on 9 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:33:40 on 9 Mar TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 18
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.6678
Gamma -1.1711 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m41s Error ± 0m34s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148525659 km (29.6%) Moon Distance 400242 km (87.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.537° Moon Diameter 0.497° - 0.497°
Apogee 16:20 on 5 Mar UT Perigee 14:13 on 21 Mar 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.