An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Thursday 23 July, 2093 UT, lasting from 09:36–15:21 UT. The Sun will be 95% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 5 minutes and 11 seconds and covering a very broad path, 241 km wide at maximum. It will be visible from north-eastern U.S.A, central Britain and the north of Ireland, across Europe and into south Asia. The partial eclipse will be visible in north-east North America, Europe, and north 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: 09:36:33 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 10:49:23 UT
Maximum eclipse: 12:29:11 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 14:09:05 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:52 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.5% smaller than average. The Moon will be just a day past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.497° in apparent diameter, which is 6.5% 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.

The annular eclipse will be visible over a broad track, including most of Northern Ireland, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. The centreline crosses the British mainland from Ayr to Newcastle. The central duration will be over 5 minutes.

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 27th eclipse in solar Saros series 147.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:28:57 on 23 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:32:04 on 23 Jul TDT
Saros Series 147 Number in Series 26
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9463
Gamma 0.5717 Path Width (km) 241
Delta T 3m07s Error ± 1m23s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 5m11s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151984484 km (101.1%) Moon Distance 405961 km (98.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.490° - 0.497°
Apogee 09:09 on 22 Jul UT Perigee 03:52 on 6 Aug UT
Contact p1 09:36:33 on 23 Jul UT Contact p2
Contact u1 10:49:23 on 23 Jul UT Contact u2 10:54:57 on 23 Jul UT
Max eclipse 12:29:11 on 23 Jul UT
Contact u3 14:03:31 on 23 Jul UT Contact u4 14:09:05 on 23 Jul UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 15:21:52 on 23 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: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.