A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Monday 1 May, 2451 UT, with maximum eclipse at 18:32 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 3 minutes and 28 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a broad path up to 175 km wide.

The total eclipse lasts for 3 minutes and 28 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 18:32:45 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.530° in apparent diameter, 0.5% smaller than average. The Moon will be just 2 days before perigee, making it fairly large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.546°, and at maximum eclipse 0.554°, which is 4.4% 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 30th eclipse in solar Saros series 155.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 18:32:45 on 1 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 18:53:37 on 1 May TDT
Saros Series 155 Number in Series 29
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0459
Gamma 0.4958 Path Width (km) 175
Delta T 20m52s Error ± 16m57s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m28s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150446206 km (69.3%) Moon Distance 364436 km (16.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.546° - 0.554°
Apogee 16:35 on 21 Apr UT Perigee 14:47 on 3 May 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.