An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on Friday 14 April, 1809 UT (2 Apr, 1809 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 20:06 UT. The Sun was 94% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 4 minutes and 35 seconds and covering a very broad path, 435 km wide at maximum.

The annular eclipse lasted for 4 minutes and 35 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 20:06:59 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.531° in apparent diameter, 0.4% smaller than average. The Moon was just 3 days before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.501° in apparent diameter, which is 5.7% smaller than average; this was not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this was an annular eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

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 annular solar eclipse. It also shows the broader area in which a partial eclipse was seen. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:

This was the 61st eclipse in solar Saros series 116.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 116, is linked to lunar Saros series 109. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:06:59 on 14 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 20:07:11 on 14 Apr TDT
Saros Series 116 Number in Series 60
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9429
Gamma 0.8742 Path Width (km) 435
Delta T 0m12s Error ± 0m01s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 4m35s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150202605 km (64.3%) Moon Distance 400594 km (87.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.531° Moon Diameter 0.497° - 0.501°
Perigee 17:06 on 2 Apr UT Apogee 12:37 on 18 Apr 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, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.