A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Monday 9 March, 2054 UT, with maximum eclipse at 12:31 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 67% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse is at 12:31:59 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.537° in apparent diameter, 0.7% larger than average. The Moon will be just 4 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.497° in apparent diameter, which is 6.3% 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 is the 19th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:31:59 on 9 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:33:40 on 9 Mar TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 18
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.6678
Gamma -1.1711 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1m41s Error ± 0m34s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148525659 km (29.6%) Moon Distance 400242 km (87.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.537° Moon Diameter 0.497° - 0.497°
Apogee 16:20 on 5 Mar UT Perigee 14:13 on 21 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: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.