A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 27 December, 2065 UT, with maximum eclipse at 08:37 UT. This will be a deep partial eclipse, with 88% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center. This will provide a significant spectacle for those who will see it.

Maximum eclipse is at 08:37:50 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.7% larger than average. The Moon will be just a day past perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.554° in apparent diameter, which is 4.3% 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, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

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 56th eclipse in solar Saros series 123.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 123, is linked to lunar Saros series 116. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 08:37:50 on 27 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 08:39:56 on 27 Dec TDT
Saros Series 123 Number in Series 55
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.8769
Gamma -1.0688 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 2m06s Error ± 0m46s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147130497 km (0.7%) Moon Distance 359452 km (6.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.554° - 0.554°
Perigee 09:02 on 26 Dec UT Apogee 15:47 on 7 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: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.