A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Tuesday 5 July, 2168 UT, with maximum eclipse at 07:39 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 7 minutes and 26 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 264 km wide at maximum.

The total eclipse lasts for 7 minutes and 26 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 07:39:15 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.524° in apparent diameter, 1.6% 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 0.557°, and at maximum eclipse 0.567°, which is 6.7% 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 38th eclipse in solar Saros series 139.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 07:39:15 on 5 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:45:23 on 5 Jul TDT
Saros Series 139 Number in Series 37
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0807
Gamma -0.166 Path Width (km) 264
Delta T 6m08s Error ± 3m33s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 7m26s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152087566 km (103.3%) Moon Distance 357406 km (2.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.567°
Perigee 04:13 on 5 Jul UT Apogee 12:27 on 18 Jul 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.