Plotting the Path on Maps
If high resolution maps of the umbral path are needed, the
coordinates listed in Tables 7 and 8 are conveniently provided in
longitude increments of 1° and 30' respectively to assist plotting by
hand. The path coordinates in
Table 3 define a line of maximum
eclipse at five minute increments in Universal Time. If observations
are to be made near the limits, then the grazing eclipse zones
Table 8 should be used.
A higher resolution table of
graze zone coordinates at longitude increments of 7.5' is available
special web site for the 2001 total eclipse.
Global Navigation Charts (1:5,000,000), Operational Navigation
Charts (scale 1:1,000,000) and Tactical Pilotage Charts (1:500,000) of
many parts of the world are published by the National Imagery and
Mapping Agency (formerly known as the Defense Mapping Agency).
Sales and distribution of these maps is through the National Ocean
Service (NOS). For specific information about map availability,
purchase prices, and ordering instructions, contact the NOS at:
NOAA Distribution Division, N/ACC3 phone: (301) 436-8301
National Ocean Service FAX: (301) 436-6829
Riverdale MD 20737-1199, USA
It is also advisable to check the telephone directory for any map
specialty stores in your city or metropolitan area. They often have
large inventories of many maps available for immediate delivery.
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