A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Friday 26 September, 1783 UT (15 Sep, 1783 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 12:04 UT. A small partial eclipse barely darkened the Sun. With just 28% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this was of limited interest.

Maximum eclipse was at 12:04:00 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.532° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon was 6 days after apogee and 8 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.517° in apparent diameter, which is 2.7% 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 Goddard Space flight Center: GSFC Eclipse Web SiteGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. [NASA Goddard Space flight Center]
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
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 was the 4th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:04:00 on 26 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:04:17 on 26 Sep TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 3
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.2814
Gamma -1.3935 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m17s Error ± 0m03s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149826625 km (56.5%) Moon Distance 385238 km (57.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.532° Moon Diameter 0.517° - 0.517°
Apogee 19:42 on 19 Sep UT Perigee 07:11 on 4 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 listingsGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. [NASA Goddard Space flight Center]
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
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.