A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Tuesday 22 May, 2096 UT, with maximum eclipse at 01:34 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 6 minutes and 6 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 241 km wide at maximum.

The total eclipse lasts for 6 minutes and 6 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 01:34:00 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.527° in apparent diameter, 1.2% smaller than average. The Moon will be at perigee, making it extremely large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.556°, and at maximum eclipse 0.566°, which is 6.5% larger than average; hence it will cover the Sun, making this a total eclipse. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The shaded area will see the total 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 total 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 3 eclipses:

This is the 34th eclipse in solar Saros series 139.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 01:34:00 on 22 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 01:37:14 on 22 May TDT
Saros Series 139 Number in Series 33
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0737
Gamma 0.1196 Path Width (km) 241
Delta T 3m14s Error ± 1m27s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 6m06s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151420401 km (89.5%) Moon Distance 358198 km (3.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.527° Moon Diameter 0.556° - 0.566°
Perigee 11:31 on 21 May UT Apogee 06:25 on 3 Jun 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.