NASA Eclipse Bulletins

Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson

NASA eclipse bulletins contain detailed predictions, maps and meteorology for future central solar eclipses of interest. These publications are prepared in cooperation with the Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union and are provided as a public service to both the professional and lay communities, including educators and the media. In order to allow a reasonable lead time for planning purposes, subsequent bulletins will be published 18 to 24 months before each event. Hard copies of the bulletins may be ordered using the Bulletin Request Form. Comments, suggestions and corrections are solicited to improve the content and layout in subsequent editions of this publication series.

To date, twelve bulletins have been published with a thirteenth in planning stage. All eclipse bulletins are available online via the following links:

NASA Eclipse Bulletin NASA
Hard Copy
Annular Solar Eclipse of 1994 May 10 NASA RP 1301 Out of Print
Total Solar Eclipse of 1994 November 03 NASA RP 1318 Out of Print
Total Solar Eclipse of 1995 October 24 NASA RP 1344 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 1997 March 09 NASA RP1369 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 1998 February 26 NASA RP1383 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 August 11 NASA RP1398 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 June 21 NASA/TP-1999-209484 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 04 NASA/TP-2001-209990 yes
Annular and Total Solar Eclipses of 2003 NASA/TP-2002-211618 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 March 29 NASA/TP-2004-212762 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 August 01 NASA/TP-2007-214149 yes
Total Solar Eclipse of 2009 July 22 NASA/TP-2008-214169 yes
Annular and Total Solar Eclipses of 2010 NASA/TP-2008-214171 yes

NASA Eclipse Bulletins in Hard Copy Format

Single copies of the eclipse bulletins in hard copy format are available at no cost, by sending a Bulletin Request Form and a 9 x 12 inch self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for 11 ounces (310 grams) to either of the authors. Use stamps only, since cash or checks cannot be accepted. Requests within the U. S. may use the Postal Service's Priority Mail for $3.90. Please print the eclipse date (year & month) in the lower left corner of the SASE. Requests from outside the U. S. and Canada may use ten international postal coupons to cover postage. Exceptions to the postage requirements will be made for international requests where political or economic restraints prevent the transfer of funds to other countries. Professional researchers and scientists are exempt from the SASE requirements provided the request comes on their official or institutional stationary.

Permission is freely granted to reproduce any portion of these NASA Reference Publications. All uses and/or publication of this material should be accompanied by an appropriate acknowledgment of the source (e.g.- Eclipse maps and data courtesy of Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson, NASA TP-2008-214171 "Annular and Total Solar Eclipses of 2010").

If you wish, you may also send the authors a SASE for any of these future bulletins and they will be mailed to you upon publication.

    Fred Espenak                              Jay Anderson
    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center        Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
    Planteary Systems Laboratory, Code 693    189 Kingsway Ave.     
    Greenbelt, MD 20771                       Winnipeg, MB,           
    USA                                       CANADA  R3M 0G4     
    Email:              Email:

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Central Eclipse Paths on the Internet

Files containing the path coordinates and global maps for every central solar eclipse from 1991 through 2030 are also available via the Internet. The predictions are based on j=2 ephemerides for the Sun [Newcomb, 1895] and Moon [Brown, 1919, and Eckert, Jones and Clark, 1954]. Global maps using an orthographic projection present the regions of visibility for total (or annular) eclipse. The index page for the path coordinates and maps is:

2009 Feb 02