A total eclipse of the Sun occurs on Friday 27 August, 2956 UT, with maximum eclipse at 05:12 UT. A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 4 minutes and 34 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a very broad path, 274 km wide at maximum.

The total eclipse lasts for 4 minutes and 34 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 05:12:36 UT.

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 44th eclipse in solar Saros series 160.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, solar Saros series 160, is linked to lunar Saros series 153. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 05:12:36 on 27 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:20:57 on 27 Aug TDT
Saros Series 160 Number in Series 43
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 1.0653
Gamma 0.6387 Path Width (km) 274
Delta T 1h08m Error ± 57m09s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration 4m34s
Partial Rating Total Rating

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.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:48 UTC.