The Moon information shown here applies to Tripoli, Libya on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Local time Africa/Tripoli)
|Moonrise to moonset||12h33m|
|Distance to the center of the Sun||148,970,780 km|
|Distance to the center of Earth||363,550 km|
|Moon ilumination (at midnight)||0.4%|
|Current zodiac sign the Moon||Pisces ♓|
|Moon age (days past new moon)||29|
According to international time UTC, a solar eclipse will occur on March 20, 2015 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in Libya from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.
This is an animated image which shows the shadow of the moon and its path on the map during the solar eclipse. Only the regions shaded by the moon may view this partial solar eclipse. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of partial solar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on image to enlarge it).
This image shows the moments of external and internal contacts with the Moon's penumbra (and Moon's umbra when applicable) as well as the horizon and geocentric coordinates of the Sun and the Moon as well as the place and moment of the greatest eclipse. Some of the information from the image has been condensed in the following table. Please regard that the information in the following table applies only to the place of maximum eclipse, latitude 64.4N and longitude 6.6W, on 2015-03-20 at 09:46:47 (UT).
The following table shows the schedule and phases of the partial solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 in Libya. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).
Sun Alt.: Excellent Good Low Too low
|Event date||Partial eclipse starts||Sun Alt.||Total eclipse starts||Max. eclipse||Sun Alt.||Azimuth||Total eclipse ends||Ends partial eclipse||Sun Alt.||Mag.||Obs.|
|Tripoli (UTC 2)||2015-03-20||10:16:07||36||-||11:17:57||47||134||-||12:23:55||55||0.437||32.7%|
|Benghazi (UTC 2)||2015-03-20||10:29:27||44||-||11:28:16||53||146||-||12:29:51||57||0.339||22.8%|
if present, (r) means the eclipse is in progress at sunrise, while (s) means the eclipse is in progress at sunset.
You can read the table above as follows: On March 20, 2015 in Tripoli (UTC 2), an eclipse of type partial solar eclipse will start at 10:16:07, the maximum eclipse will occur at 11:17:57 when the Sun reaches an altitud of 47° and azymuth of 134°;this event will come to an end at 12:23:55 and will have a magnitud of 0.437 (the magnitude of an eclipse is the ratio of the apparent size of the Moon to the apparent size of the Sun during an eclipse) and an obscurity of 0.327 (the fraction of the Sun obscured).
To obtain eclipse information for a particular city, you may load the interactive world map. In addition, the world map shows the path of totality and the coordinates of the greatest eclipse. (Due to some limitations, this map may sometimes not load)
Source: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak and Chris O'Byrne (NASA's GSFC).
Observers must be very careful while viewing the solar eclipse. Our advice is to never look at the Sun with the naked eye.For safety, you must always use sunglasses, telescopes and binoculars with special filters. Never use these equipments without protection as the Sun's ultraviolet and infrared light may harm your eyes or cause blindness if you look at the Sun directly.