An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on Tuesday 6 May, 1845 UT (24 Apr, 1845 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 10:08 UT. This marginal annular eclipse lasted 3 minutes and 15 seconds, with the annular path covering a small area in the north polar regions.

The annular eclipse lasted for 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 10:08:54 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.528° in apparent diameter, 0.9% smaller than average. The Moon was just 4 days before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.500° in apparent diameter, which is 5.9% 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 63rd 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) 10:08:54 on 6 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:09:00 on 6 May TDT
Saros Series 116 Number in Series 62
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9462
Gamma 0.9945 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m06s Error ± 0m01s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m15s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151028113 km (81.3%) Moon Distance 398800 km (84.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.528° Moon Diameter 0.499° - 0.500°
Perigee 17:10 on 24 Apr UT Apogee 13:43 on 10 May 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.