A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 16 January, 2094 UT, lasting from 16:50–21:02 UT. The Sun will be darkened for 1 minute and 51 seconds by a dramatic total eclipse covering a very broad path, 329 km wide at maximum. This will be a sight worth seeing, and will be visible from Antarctica, including the South Pole. The partial eclipse will be visible in Antarctica, New Zealand, southern South America, the Falklands, and the southern ocean.

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: 16:50:14 UT
Total eclipse begins: 18:17:54 UT
Maximum eclipse: 18:56:12 UT
Total eclipse ends: 19:34:37 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 21:02:13 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.7% larger than average. The Moon will be at perigee, making it very large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.557°, and at maximum eclipse 0.561°, which is 5.6% 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.

The path of the total eclipse crosses Antarctica over the South Pole, where a total eclipse lasting 1 minute 28 seconds will be seen from 18:45:45–18:47:13 UT. A 55% partial eclipse will be seen in Invercargill, New Zealand. Stanley, in the Falkland Islands, will see a 49% partial eclipse.

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 17th eclipse in solar Saros series 152.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 18:55:54 on 16 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 18:59:03 on 16 Jan TDT
Saros Series 152 Number in Series 16
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0342
Gamma -0.9333 Path Width (km) 329
Delta T 3m09s Error ± 1m25s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m51s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147168306 km (1.5%) Moon Distance 357336 km (1.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.561°
Apogee 09:30 on 4 Jan UT Perigee 05:35 on 17 Jan UT
Contact p1 16:50:14 on 16 Jan UT Contact p2
Contact u1 18:17:54 on 16 Jan UT Contact u2 18:22:15 on 16 Jan UT
Max eclipse 18:56:12 on 16 Jan UT
Contact u3 19:30:15 on 16 Jan UT Contact u4 19:34:37 on 16 Jan UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 21:02:13 on 16 Jan 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.