A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Tuesday 2 April, 2937 UT, with maximum eclipse at 14:04 UT. A small partial eclipse will barely darken the Sun. With just 41% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this will be of limited interest.

Maximum eclipse is at 14:04:17 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.536° in apparent diameter, 0.5% larger than average. The Moon will be just 2 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.547° in apparent diameter, which is 3.0% larger than average. This has no real effect on this eclipse, since the Moon's central shadow misses the Earth, making this a partial 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 partial solar eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This is the 16th eclipse in solar Saros series 183.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 14:04:17 on 2 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 15:10:19 on 2 Apr TDT
Saros Series 183 Number in Series 15
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.4083
Gamma 1.3195 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1h06m Error ± 55m18s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148896722 km (37.3%) Moon Distance 364105 km (15.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.536° Moon Diameter 0.547° - 0.547°
Apogee 12:21 on 23 Mar UT Perigee 09:46 on 4 Apr 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.