An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Monday 17 December, 2457 UT, with maximum eclipse at 04:14 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover 98% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 73 km wide; it will last 2 minutes and 4 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.

The annular eclipse lasts for 2 minutes and 4 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 04:14:08 UT.

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 45th eclipse in solar Saros series 149.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 149, is linked to lunar Saros series 142. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 04:14:08 on 17 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 04:35:27 on 17 Dec TDT
Saros Series 149 Number in Series 44
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9799
Gamma -0.19 Path Width (km) 73
Delta T 21m19s Error ± 17m19s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m04s
Partial Rating Total Rating

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.

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