A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 7 November, 2162 UT, with maximum eclipse at 01:53 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 4 minutes and 5 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 258 km wide at maximum.

The total eclipse lasts for 4 minutes and 5 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 01:53:44 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.538° in apparent diameter, 0.9% larger than average. The Moon will be at perigee, making it extremely large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.558°, and at maximum eclipse 0.564°, which is 6.2% 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.

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 14th eclipse in solar Saros series 155.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 01:53:44 on 7 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 01:59:40 on 7 Nov TDT
Saros Series 155 Number in Series 13
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0489
Gamma 0.7788 Path Width (km) 258
Delta T 5m56s Error ± 3m21s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 4m05s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148366221 km (26.3%) Moon Distance 356961 km (1.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.538° Moon Diameter 0.558° - 0.564°
Apogee 23:43 on 24 Oct UT Perigee 05:50 on 7 Nov 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 22:11:47 UTC.