A partial eclipse of the Sun occurs on Saturday 24 April, 2973 UT, with maximum eclipse at 06:14 UT. A moderate partial eclipse, with 53% of the Sun covered for viewers closest to the center, will create an interesting spectacle.

Maximum eclipse is at 06:14:41 UT.

During this eclipse the Sun will be 0.532° in apparent diameter, around average. The Moon will be just 2 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.544° in apparent diameter, which is 2.5% 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 18th eclipse in solar Saros series 183.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:14:41 on 24 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:25:04 on 24 Apr TDT
Saros Series 183 Number in Series 17
Penumbral Magnitiude Central Magnitiude 0.5318
Gamma 1.2534 Path Width (km) 0
Delta T 1h10m Error ± 58m50s (95%)
Penumbral Duration Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149781764 km (55.6%) Moon Distance 365904 km (18.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.532° Moon Diameter 0.544° - 0.544°
Apogee 12:54 on 14 Apr UT Perigee 09:13 on 26 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.