A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 15 March, 2955 UT, with maximum eclipse at 11:13 UT. A small partial eclipse will barely darken the Sun. With just 25% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, this will be of limited interest.

Maximum eclipse is at 11:13:04 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.538° in apparent diameter, 1.0% larger than average. The Moon will be just 3 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.532° in apparent diameter, which is around 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 74th eclipse in solar Saros series 145.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:13:04 on 15 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:21:15 on 15 Mar TDT
Saros Series 145 Number in Series 73
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.2456
Gamma -1.4112 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1h08m Error ± 57m03s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148187986 km (22.6%) Moon Distance 374444 km (35.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.538° Moon Diameter 0.532° - 0.532°
Apogee 05:03 on 7 Mar UT Perigee 04:13 on 19 Mar 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.