An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 4 October, 2070 UT, with maximum eclipse at 07:06 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover 97% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a path up to 110 km wide; it will last 2 minutes and 44 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.

The annular eclipse lasts for 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 07:06:41 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.533° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon will be 9 days after perigee and 6 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.518° in apparent diameter, which is 2.4% 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 2 eclipses:

This is the 42nd eclipse in solar Saros series 135.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 07:06:41 on 4 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:08:57 on 4 Oct TDT
Saros Series 135 Number in Series 41
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9731
Gamma -0.495 Path Width (km) 110
Delta T 2m16s Error ± 0m52s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m44s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149683874 km (53.5%) Moon Distance 389364 km (65.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.533° Moon Diameter 0.511° - 0.518°
Perigee 22:03 on 24 Sep UT Apogee 07:46 on 10 Oct 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.