An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Monday 18 December, 2541 UT, with maximum eclipse at 15:21 UT. A large annular eclipse will cover 98% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a path up to 80 km wide; it will last 2 minutes and 1 second at the point of maximum eclipse.

The annular eclipse lasts for 2 minutes and 1 second. Maximum eclipse is at 15:21:32 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 21st eclipse in solar Saros series 160.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 160, is linked to lunar Saros series 153. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 15:21:32 on 18 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 15:48:55 on 18 Dec TDT
Saros Series 160 Number in Series 20
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9788
Gamma -0.3319 Path Width (km) 80
Delta T 27m23s Error ± 22m41s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m01s
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.