An annular eclipse of the Sun occurred on Sunday 21 June, 2020 UT, lasting from 03:45–09:33 UT. A large annular eclipse covered over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 21 km wide; it lasted 38 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It was seen from mid Africa, across the Middle East, northern India and south-east Asia. The partial eclipse was visible over western Africa, the Middle East, and south and east Asia.

The timings of the phases of the overall eclipse worldwide are as follows. In any particular place it would have been seen for a significantly shorter duration as the shadow moved across the Earth:

Partial eclipse began: 03:45:54 UT
Annular eclipse began: 04:47:38 UT
Maximum eclipse: 06:39:59 UT
Annular eclipse ended: 08:32:16 UT
Partial eclipse ended: 09:33:57 UT

During this eclipse the Sun was 0.525° in apparent diameter, 1.6% smaller than average. The Moon was 6 days after apogee and 9 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.521° in apparent diameter, which is 1.8% 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.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The shaded area saw the annular solar eclipse; however, near the edges of this area, the eclipse was very short. The bold line shows the centre of the path, where the eclipse lasted longest.

Use the zoom controls to zoom in and out; hover your mouse over any point on the centreline to see the time and duration of the eclipse at that point. You can pan and zoom the map to see detail for any part of the eclipse path.

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 3 eclipses:

This was the 36th eclipse in solar Saros series 137.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 137, is linked to lunar Saros series 130. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:40:03 on 21 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:41:15 on 21 Jun TDT
Saros Series 137 Number in Series 36
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.994
Gamma 0.1209 Path Width (km) 21
Delta T 1m12s Error ± 0m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 0m38s
Partial Rating major Total Rating major
Sun Distance 152039732 km (102.3%) Moon Distance 387976 km (62.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.513° - 0.521°
Apogee 00:57 on 15 Jun UT Perigee 02:09 on 30 Jun UT
Contact p1 03:45:54 on 21 Jun UT Contact p2
Contact u1 04:47:38 on 21 Jun UT Contact u2 04:49:04 on 21 Jun UT
Max eclipse 06:39:59 on 21 Jun UT
Contact u3 08:30:55 on 21 Jun UT Contact u4 08:32:16 on 21 Jun UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 09:33:57 on 21 Jun 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.