A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 6 January, 2019 UT, lasting from 23:34 on 5 Jan–03:48 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 71% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle for observers from north-east China, Japan, and eastern Russia.

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: 23:34:02 on 5 Jan UT
Maximum eclipse: 01:41:22 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 03:48:44 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.7% larger than average. The Moon will be just 3 days before apogee, making it extremely small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.494° in apparent diameter, which is 6.9% 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 is the 58th eclipse in solar Saros series 122.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 01:41:27 on 6 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 01:42:38 on 6 Jan TDT
Saros Series 122 Number in Series 57
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.7145
Gamma 1.1417 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m11s Error ± 0m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating minor Total Rating
Sun Distance 147102238 km (0.1%) Moon Distance 402627 km (91.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.494° - 0.494°
Perigee 09:53 on 24 Dec UT Apogee 04:30 on 9 Jan UT
Contact p1 23:34:02 on 5 Jan UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 01:41:22 on 6 Jan UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 03:48:44 on 6 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.