A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred on Tuesday 14 January, 1964 UT, with maximum eclipse at 20:29 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 56% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, created an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse was at 20:29:33 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.7% larger than average. The Moon was 5 days after apogee and 11 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.503° in apparent diameter, which is 5.3% 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 2 eclipses:

This was the 14th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:29:33 on 14 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 20:30:08 on 14 Jan TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 13
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.5591
Gamma -1.2354 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 0m35s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147149332 km (1.1%) Moon Distance 395894 km (78.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.503° - 0.503°
Apogee 23:40 on 9 Jan UT Perigee 01:29 on 26 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 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.