An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Tuesday 5 January, 2038 UT, lasting from 10:58–16:32 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover 97% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a path up to 107 km wide; it will last 3 minutes and 18 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It will be seen through the Antilles, and across Africa from Liberia to Egypt. The partial eclipse will be visible in northern South America, western Europe, and most of 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: 10:58:27 UT
Annular eclipse begins: 12:02:59 UT
Maximum eclipse: 13:45:36 UT
Annular eclipse ends: 15:28:16 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 16:32:51 UT

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.7% larger than average. The Moon will be 7 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.527° in apparent diameter, which is 0.7% smaller than average; this is not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this is 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 will see the annular solar eclipse; however, near the edges of this area, the eclipse will be very short. The bold line shows the centre of the path, where the eclipse will last longest, so this is where you want to be if possible.

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 will be seen. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:

This is the 47th eclipse in solar Saros series 132.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 132, is linked to lunar Saros series 125. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 13:45:48 on 5 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 13:47:11 on 5 Jan TDT
Saros Series 132 Number in Series 46
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9728
Gamma 0.4169 Path Width (km) 107
Delta T 1m23s Error ± 0m18s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m18s
Partial Rating major Total Rating major
Sun Distance 147109206 km (0.3%) Moon Distance 383136 km (53.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.520° - 0.527°
Perigee 18:49 on 29 Dec UT Apogee 13:58 on 12 Jan UT
Contact p1 10:58:27 on 5 Jan UT Contact p2
Contact u1 12:02:59 on 5 Jan UT Contact u2 12:05:51 on 5 Jan UT
Max eclipse 13:45:36 on 5 Jan UT
Contact u3 15:25:18 on 5 Jan UT Contact u4 15:28:16 on 5 Jan UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 16:32:51 on 5 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, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

Data last updated: 2015-09-17 04:54:30 UTC.