eclipse Eclipse Data 2016-2018

All dates and times are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, also called UTC for Coordinated Universal Time) so add or subtract hours indicated for your time zone for correct times for your location.  Time zone info at at bottom of page.

Definitions:

Solar Eclipse: a new moon where the Moon completely blocks out the Sun from view, causing a temporary decrease in sunlight

Lunar Eclipse: a full moon where the Earth comes in between the Sun and Moon causing a shadow to appear on the Moon in the sky, darkening its appearance

Total: the eclipsing planet totally blocks out the light of the sun

Appulse: the Moon moves only partially into the Earth’s shadow and is only slightly dimmed

Annular: the Moon is too far away and only creates a “ring” effect not totally blocking out the Sun

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