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Total Solar Eclipse of 1997 March 9A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from Asia and the Pacific Ocean on 1997 March 9. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in eastern Kazakhstan and travels through Mongolia and eastern Siberia, where it swings northward to end at sunset in the Arctic Ocean. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes eastern Asia, the northern Pacific, and the northwest corner of North America. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for 280 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile, and the sky during totality. Tips and suggestions are also given on how to safely view and photograph the eclipse.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Other - NASA Reference Publication (RP)
Espenak, Fred
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Anderson, Jay
(Environment Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba., Canada)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1995
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.61:1369
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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