An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 3 May, 2144 UT, with maximum eclipse at 00:56 UT. A small annular eclipse will cover only 94% of the Sun in a very broad path, 727 km wide at maximum, and will last 6 minutes and 9 seconds.

The annular eclipse lasts for 6 minutes and 9 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 00:56:53 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.529° in apparent diameter, 0.7% smaller than average. The Moon will be just 2 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.495° in apparent diameter, which is 6.7% smaller than average; this is not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this is an annular 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 annular 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 24th eclipse in solar Saros series 150.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 150, is linked to lunar Saros series 143. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 00:56:53 on 3 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 01:02:06 on 3 May TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 23
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9363
Gamma -0.9441 Path Width (km) 727
Delta T 5m13s Error ± 2m47s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 6m09s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150728449 km (75.1%) Moon Distance 403785 km (94.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.529° Moon Diameter 0.493° - 0.495°
Apogee 10:36 on 30 Apr UT Perigee 21:21 on 15 May 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 22:11:47 UTC.