A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Wednesday 16 July, 2577 UT, with maximum eclipse at 22:35 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 3 minutes and 47 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 128 km wide.

The total eclipse lasts for 3 minutes and 47 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 22:35:12 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.524° in apparent diameter, 1.6% smaller than average. The Moon will be just 3 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.535°, and at maximum eclipse 0.545°, which is 2.5% 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 3 eclipses:

This is the 37th eclipse in solar Saros series 155.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 22:35:12 on 16 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 23:05:23 on 16 Jul TDT
Saros Series 155 Number in Series 36
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0382
Gamma 0.023 Path Width (km) 128
Delta T 30m11s Error ± 25m09s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m47s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152066412 km (102.8%) Moon Distance 371834 km (30.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.535° - 0.545°
Apogee 04:47 on 8 Jul UT Perigee 03:10 on 20 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.

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 22:11:48 UTC.