An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Wednesday 24 May, 2180 UT, with maximum eclipse at 14:27 UT. The Sun will be 94% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 6 minutes and 59 seconds and covering a very broad path, 359 km wide at maximum.

The annular eclipse lasts for 6 minutes and 59 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 14:27:53 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.527° in apparent diameter, 1.2% smaller than average. The Moon will be just 2 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.496° in apparent diameter, which is 6.6% 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 26th 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) 14:27:53 on 24 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 14:34:28 on 24 May TDT
Saros Series 150 Number in Series 25
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9422
Gamma -0.8035 Path Width (km) 359
Delta T 6m35s Error ± 3m58s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 6m59s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151436630 km (89.8%) Moon Distance 404859 km (96.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.527° Moon Diameter 0.492° - 0.496°
Apogee 13:41 on 22 May UT Perigee 18:31 on 6 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, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:47 UTC.