An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 28 December, 2847 UT, with maximum eclipse at 17:17 UT. The Sun will be 96% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 3 minutes and 34 seconds and covering a broad path up to 227 km wide.

The annular eclipse lasts for 3 minutes and 34 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 17:17:51 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.541° in apparent diameter, 1.6% larger than average. The Moon will be 6 days after apogee and 9 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.517° in apparent diameter, which is 2.6% smaller than average; this is not large enough to cover the Sun, which is why this is an annular 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 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 52nd eclipse in solar Saros series 155.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 17:17:51 on 28 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 18:13:42 on 28 Dec TDT
Saros Series 155 Number in Series 51
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.9552
Gamma -0.6911 Path Width (km) 227
Delta T 55m51s Error ± 46m51s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 3m34s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147311509 km (4.5%) Moon Distance 389402 km (65.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.511° - 0.517°
Apogee 17:21 on 22 Dec UT Perigee 07:07 on 7 Jan 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.