A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Friday 23 February, 2221 UT, with maximum eclipse at 06:42 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 57% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse is at 06:42:34 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.539° in apparent diameter, 1.2% larger than average. The Moon will be 6 days after apogee and 9 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.512° in apparent diameter, which is 3.5% smaller than average. This has no real effect on this eclipse, since the Moon's central shadow misses the Earth, making this a partial 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 partial solar eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:

This is the 66th eclipse in solar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 124, is linked to lunar Saros series 117. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:42:34 on 23 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:50:48 on 23 Feb TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 65
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.5688
Gamma 1.2305 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 8m14s Error ± 5m29s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147907852 km (16.8%) Moon Distance 388523 km (63.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.539° Moon Diameter 0.512° - 0.512°
Apogee 02:37 on 17 Feb UT Perigee 11:22 on 4 Mar 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.