A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 29 March, 2025 UT, lasting from 08:50–12:43 UT. This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 94% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it in Greenland, Iceland, northern and western Europe and north-west Africa.

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: 08:50:35 UT
Maximum eclipse: 10:47:18 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 12:43:36 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.534° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon will be just a day before perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.555° in apparent diameter, which is 4.5% larger 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 21st eclipse in solar Saros series 149.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 10:47:21 on 29 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:48:36 on 29 Mar TDT
Saros Series 149 Number in Series 20
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9376
Gamma 1.0405 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m15s Error ± 0m08s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating major Total Rating
Sun Distance 149373449 km (47.1%) Moon Distance 358703 km (4.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.534° Moon Diameter 0.555° - 0.555°
Apogee 16:37 on 17 Mar UT Perigee 05:27 on 30 Mar UT
Contact p1 08:50:35 on 29 Mar UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 10:47:18 on 29 Mar UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 12:43:36 on 29 Mar 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: 2015-09-17 04:54:30 UTC.