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Partial Solar Eclipse of 2015 Sep 13
The Partial Solar Eclipse of 2015 Sep 13 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: south Africa, south Indian, Antarctica
The map to the right depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.
The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2015 Sep 13 at 06:55:19 TD (06:54:11 UT1). This is 1.2 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Leo. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1147.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 125 and is number 54 of 73 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.
The partial solar eclipse of 2015 Sep 13 is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse on 2015 Sep 28.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 67.8 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2015 Sep 13 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2015 Sep 13 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2015 Sep 13 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Circumstances Table: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2015 Sep 13 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 125 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Solar Eclipse of 2015 Sep 13 .