A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Thursday 30 August, 2649 UT, with maximum eclipse at 03:27 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 1 second at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 69 km wide.

The total eclipse lasts for 2 minutes and 1 second. Maximum eclipse is at 03:27:39 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.527° in apparent diameter, 1.2% smaller than average. The Moon will be just 4 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At the start and end of the eclipse the Moon will be 0.528°, and at maximum eclipse 0.537°, which is 1.1% 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 41st eclipse in solar Saros series 155.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 03:27:39 on 30 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 04:03:55 on 30 Aug TDT
Saros Series 155 Number in Series 40
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0194
Gamma -0.2732 Path Width (km) 69
Delta T 36m16s Error ± 30m24s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 2m01s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151382864 km (88.7%) Moon Distance 376672 km (40.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.527° Moon Diameter 0.528° - 0.537°
Apogee 04:15 on 22 Aug UT Perigee 11:23 on 3 Sep 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.