A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Friday 29 January, 2112 UT, with maximum eclipse at 03:46 UT. The Sun will be darkened for 1 minute and 56 seconds by a dramatic total eclipse covering a very broad path, 322 km wide at maximum. This will be a sight worth seeing.

The total eclipse lasts for 1 minute and 56 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 03:46:01 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.541° in apparent diameter, 1.6% larger than average. The Moon will be at perigee, making it very large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.557°, and at maximum eclipse 0.560°, which is 5.5% 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, 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 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 2 eclipses:

This is the 18th eclipse in solar Saros series 152.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 152, is linked to lunar Saros series 145. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 03:46:01 on 29 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 03:49:52 on 29 Jan TDT
Saros Series 152 Number in Series 17
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0346
Gamma -0.9292 Path Width (km) 322
Delta T 3m51s Error ± 1m52s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 1m56s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147310370 km (4.5%) Moon Distance 357608 km (2.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.560°
Apogee 22:57 on 16 Jan UT Perigee 16:32 on 29 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.