A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Sunday 16 July, 2558 UT, with maximum eclipse at 23:34 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 6 minutes and 43 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 315 km wide at maximum.

The total eclipse lasts for 6 minutes and 43 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 23:34:33 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 0.556°, and at maximum eclipse 0.563°, which is 6.1% 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 52nd eclipse in solar Saros series 145.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 23:34:33 on 16 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 00:03:14 on 17 Jul TDT
Saros Series 145 Number in Series 51
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0742
Gamma -0.6466 Path Width (km) 315
Delta T 28m41s Error ± 23m50s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 6m43s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152063111 km (102.8%) Moon Distance 358099 km (3.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.556° - 0.563°
Apogee 15:42 on 4 Jul UT Perigee 12:37 on 17 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. For this eclipse, this makes the date shown on this site different to NASA's date.

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.