A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Monday 3 August, 2054 UT, with maximum eclipse at 18:02 UT. With only 7% of the Sun covered at maximum eclipse, this will be a very marginal eclipse at best, and rather uninteresting.

Maximum eclipse is at 18:02:20 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.4% 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 4.8% 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 71st and last eclipse in solar Saros series 117.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 18:02:20 on 3 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 18:04:02 on 3 Aug TDT
Saros Series 117 Number in Series 70
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.0655
Gamma -1.4941 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m42s Error ± 0m34s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151804201 km (97.4%) Moon Distance 357862 km (2.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.556° - 0.556°
Apogee 05:50 on 22 Jul UT Perigee 04:49 on 4 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: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.