Table 1

ELEMENTS OF THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 1995 OCTOBER 24

Geocentric Conjunction      04:23:32.10 TDT     J.D. = 2450014.683010
 of Sun & Moon in R.A.:   (=04:22:31.10 UT)

      Instant of            04:33:30.49 TDT     J.D. = 2450014.689936
   Greatest Eclipse:      (=04:32:29.49 UT)


Geocentric Coordinates of Sun & Moon at Greatest Eclipse (DE200/LE200):

Sun:       R.A. = 13h 52m 45.401s       Moon:     R.A. = 13h 53m 07.189s
           Dec. =-11deg-34'-24.47"                  Dec. =-11deg-14'-17.00"
  Semi-Diameter =     16' 04.68"         Semi-Diameter =     16' 10.19"
    Eq.Hor.Par. =          8.84"           Eq.Hor.Par. =  0deg 59' 20.39"
         Delta_R.A. =          9.525s/h             Delta_R.A. =        140.742s/h
         Delta_Dec. =        -52.38"/h              Delta_Dec. =       -561.53"/h


Lunar Radius   k1 = 0.2725076 (Penumbra)        Shift in      Delta_b =   0.0"
 Constants:    k2 = 0.2722810 (Umbra)       Lunar Position:   Delta_l =   0.0"

Geocentric Libration:   l =  -4.1deg       Brown Lun. No. = 1185
(Optical + Physical)    b =  -0.4deg         Saros Series =  143 (22/72)
                        c =  22.0deg            Ephemeris = (DE200/LE200)

Eclipse Magnitude = 1.02134        Gamma = 0.35176        Delta_T =    61.0 s


Polynomial Besselian Elements for:   1995 Oct 24   05:00:00.0 TDT  (=t0)

  n        x          y         d          l1         l2          

  0   0.3300331  0.2763473-11.5805674  0.5447736 -0.0013769 258.926819
  1   0.5430526 -0.1441103 -0.0141956 -0.0001149 -0.0001143  15.002741
  2   0.0000181  0.0000525  0.0000024 -0.0000121 -0.0000120  -0.000002
  3  -0.0000083  0.0000021  0.0000000  0.0000000  0.0000000   0.000000

                 Tan f_1 = 0.0047003    Tan f_2 = 0.0046769

At time 't1' (decimal hours), each besselian element is evaluated by:

   x = x0 + x1*t + x2*t2 + x3*t3    (or x = Sigma_[xn*tn]; n = 0 to 3)

      where: t = t1 - t0  (decimal hours) and t0 = 5.000


Note that all times are expressed in Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TDT).

       Saros Series 143:  Member 22 of 72 eclipses in series.


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