A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 19 March, 2072 UT, with maximum eclipse at 20:08 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 72% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse is at 20:08:11 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.535° in apparent diameter, 0.5% larger than average. The Moon will be just 3 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.496° in apparent diameter, which is 6.5% 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 20th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:08:11 on 19 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 20:10:31 on 19 Mar TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 19
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.7199
Gamma -1.1405 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 2m20s Error ± 0m55s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148958419 km (38.5%) Moon Distance 401030 km (88.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.535° Moon Diameter 0.496° - 0.496°
Apogee 05:27 on 16 Mar UT Perigee 01:32 on 1 Apr 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.