The times of the start, maximum and end of the eclipse are given for Eastern Standard Time.
In this case, maximum eclipse occurs during sunset.
Eclipse times and diagrams for many other cities are found in the links below.
What will the eclipse look like and when does it begin and end? That all depends on your city or geographic location. You can see a graphic preview for a number of cities by visiting one of several special web pages and graphics prepared for the 2001 solar eclipse. Just got to the table for your country of geographic area, find your city in the table and click on it to see an eclipse diagram:
Each of the above links takes you to a table of cities listed in alphabetical order (by state in the USA). The table gives a brief summary of the eclipse circumstances as seen at each city and includes the times of start, maximum and end of the eclipse, the magnitude, the altitude of the Sun and the duration of the eclipse. As you click on the name of each city, you will see a figure illustrating the eclipse's appearance at maximum eclipse. A brief table lists the the eclipse times as well as other details about the eclipse.
An eclipse of the Sun presents a tempting target to photograph. Fortunately, solar eclipse photography is easy provided that you have the right equipment and use it correctly. Please remembr that you should never look directly at the Sun without practicing Safe Eclipse Viewing Techniques and/or use an approved solar filter!
The NASA Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses lists the date and circumstances for every eclipse from 2,000 BC through 3,000 AD. During this period, there are 11,897 eclipses of the Sun (including partial, annular and total). Slightly more than one third of these are partial eclipses, on third are annular eclipses and just over one quarter are total eclipses.
There are at least two solar eclipses every year although they may both be partial eclipses. On exrtremely rare occassions, there can be as many as five solar eclipses in one calendar year (e.g. - 1936 and 2207).
The table below lists every solar eclipse from 2001 through 2005. Click on the eclipse Date to see a map of an eclipse. Click on the Region of Eclipse Visibility to see a detailed description of an eclipse.
The Eclipse Magnitude is the fraction on the Sun's diameter obscurred at maximum eclipse. For values greater than 1.0, it is a total eclipse. For values less than 1.0, it is either a partial or annular eclipse. The Center Duration is the duration of either the total or annular phase (if any).
| Geographic Region of |
|2001 Jun 21||Total||1.050||04m57s|| e S. America, Africa
[Total: s Atlantic, s Africa, Madagascar]
|2001 Dec 14||Annular||0.968||03m53s|| N. & C. America, nw S. America
[Annular: c Pacific, Costa Rica]
|2002 Jun 10||Annular||0.996||00m23s|| e Asia, Australia, w N. America
[Annular: n Pacific, w Mexico]
|2002 Dec 04||Total||1.024||02m04s|| s Africa, Antarctica, Indonesia, Australia
[Total: s Africa, s Indian, s Australia]
|2003 May 31||Annular||0.938||03m37s|| Europe, Asia, nw N. America
[Annular: Iceland, Greenland]
|2003 Nov 23||Total||1.038||01m57s|| Australia, N. Z., Antarctica, s S. America
|2004 Apr 19||Partial||0.736||-||Antarctica, s Africa|
|2004 Oct 14||Partial||0.927||-||ne Asia, Hawaii, Alaska|
|2005 Apr 08||Hybrid||1.007||00m42s|| N. Zealand, N. & S. America
[Hybrid: s Pacific, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela]
|2005 Oct 03||Annular||0.958||04m32s|| Europe, Africa, s Asia
[Annular: Portugal, Spain, Libia, Sudan, Kenya]
Geographic abreviations: n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central
We will list links for live web coverage of the eclipse as they become available.
All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Some of the information presented in this catalog is based on data originally published in Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1986 - 2035.
Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by the following acknowledgment:
"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC"
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Last revised: 2003 Aug 19 - F. Espenak