A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 16 July, 2186 UT, with maximum eclipse at 15:08 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 7 minutes and 29 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 267 km wide at maximum.

The total eclipse lasts for 7 minutes and 29 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 15:08:05 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 39th eclipse in solar Saros series 139.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 15:08:05 on 16 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 15:14:54 on 16 Jul TDT
Saros Series 139 Number in Series 38
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0805
Gamma -0.2396 Path Width (km) 267
Delta T 6m49s Error ± 4m11s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 7m29s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152063982 km (102.8%) Moon Distance 357348 km (1.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.567°
Perigee 14:22 on 16 Jul UT Apogee 02:19 on 30 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.