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Eclipses During 2002

by Fred Espenak

To Be Published in Observer's Handbook 2002, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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Table 4

Local Circumstances for Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 04

 Geographic           Eclipse Maximum Eclipse Sun  Sun   Ecl.   Ecl.
  Location             Begins Eclipse   Ends  Alt   Az   Mag.   Obs.
                        h:m     h:m     h:m    o    o
Angola                  
Benguela               05:00   05:57   07:02   19  109  0.977  0.974        
Huambo (Nova Lisboa)   04:59   05:58   07:04   21  109  1.007  1.000  00m53s
Lobito                 04:59   05:57   07:02   19  110  0.985  0.984        
Luanda                 04:56   05:53   06:57   16  111  0.946  0.935        
Lubango                05:02   06:00   07:05   20  109  0.922  0.905        
Moćamedes (Namibe)     05:03   06:00   07:04   19  109  0.897  0.874        

Australia               
Adelaide, AS           08:10   09:08     –  s   7  247  0.882  0.853        
Albury, VC             08:11   09:04     –  s   2  243  0.769  0.710        
Auburn, SW             08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.693  0.616        
Ballarat, VC           08:09   09:04     –  s   4  245  0.765  0.705        
Bankstown, SW          08:12   08:54s    –  s   0  242  0.694  0.618        
Bayswater, VC          08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.744  0.680        
Bendigo, VC            08:10   09:05     –  s   4  245  0.780  0.723        
Berwick, VC            08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.739  0.673        
Blacktown, SW          08:12   08:54s    –  s   0  242  0.697  0.621        
Blue Mountains, SW     08:12   08:56s    –  s   0  242  0.727  0.658        

Box Hill, VC           08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.746  0.682        
Brisbane, QL           08:16   08:31s    –  s   0  244  0.285  0.175        
Broadmeadows, VC       08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.752  0.689        
Brunswick, VC          08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.749  0.686        
Camberwell, VC         08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.747  0.683        
Campbelltown, SW       08:12   08:55s    –  s   0  242  0.709  0.637        
Canberra, SW           08:11   09:04     –  s   0  242  0.765  0.705        
Canning, AW            07:58   09:07   10:08   24  258  0.827  0.784        
Canterbury, SW         08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.690  0.613        
Caulfield, VC          08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.746  0.681        

Coburg, VC             08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.750  0.686        
Cockburn, SW           08:12   09:09     –  s   3  246  0.928  0.911        
Coffs Harbour, SW      08:14   08:37s    –  s   0  244  0.410  0.295        
Dandenong, VC          08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.742  0.677        
Darwin, AN             08:33   09:22     –  s   2  247  0.426  0.312        
Doncaster, VC          08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.747  0.683        
Enfield, AS            08:10   09:08     –  s   7  247  0.883  0.854        
Essendon, VC           08:09   09:04     –  s   4  245  0.750  0.686        
Fairfield, SW          08:12   08:54s    –  s   0  242  0.698  0.622        
Footscray, VC          08:09   09:04     –  s   4  245  0.749  0.686        

Frankston, VC          08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.739  0.673        
Geelong, VC            08:09   09:03     –  s   4  245  0.747  0.683        
Gosford, SW            08:12   08:51s    –  s   0  243  0.662  0.579        
Gosnells, AW           07:58   09:07   10:08   24  258  0.828  0.786        
Heidelberg, VC         08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.749  0.685        
Hobart, TS             08:07   08:58     –  s   5  244  0.611  0.519        
Holroyd, SW            08:12   08:54s    –  s   0  242  0.696  0.620        
Hurstville, SW         08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.692  0.615        
Ipswich, QL            08:16   08:32s    –  s   0  244  0.303  0.191        
Keilor, VC             08:09   09:04     –  s   4  245  0.752  0.689        

All times are Universal Time. 'r' indicates eclipse in progress at sunrise. 's' indicates eclipse in progress at sunset.

Table 4 - continued

Local Circumstances for Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 04

 Geographic           Eclipse Maximum Eclipse Sun  Sun   Ecl.   Ecl.
  Location             Begins Eclipse   Ends  Alt   Az   Mag.   Obs.
                        h:m     h:m     h:m    o    o
Australia               
Kogarah, SW            08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.690  0.613        
Launceston, TS         08:08   09:00     –  s   5  244  0.645  0.559        
Leichhardt, SW         08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.689  0.612        
Liverpool, SW          08:12   08:54s    –  s   0  242  0.699  0.624        
Logan, QL              08:15   08:30s    –  s   0  244  0.272  0.163        
Mackay, QL             08:20   08:33s    –  s   0  246  0.231  0.129        
Malvern, VC            08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.746  0.682        
Marion, AS             08:10   09:07     –  s   7  247  0.880  0.850        
Marrickville, SW       08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.688  0.610        
Melbourne, VC          08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.748  0.684        

Melville, AW           07:58   09:07   10:08   24  258  0.826  0.783        
Mitcham, AS            08:10   09:07     –  s   7  247  0.881  0.851        
Moorabbin, VC          08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.745  0.680        
Newcastle, SW          08:13   08:48s    –  s   0  243  0.618  0.527        
Noarlunga, AS          08:09   09:07     –  s   7  247  0.877  0.846        
Northcote, VC          08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.749  0.685        
North Sydney, SW       08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.682  0.603        
Nunawading, VC         08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.746  0.682        
Oakleigh, VC           08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.745  0.680        
Parramatta, SW         08:12   08:54s    –  s   0  242  0.694  0.617        

Penrith, SW            08:12   08:55s    –  s   0  242  0.708  0.635        
Perth, AW              07:58   09:07   10:08   24  258  0.824  0.780        
Prahran, VC            08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.747  0.683        
Preston, VC            08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.749  0.686        
Randwick, SW           08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.682  0.604        
Redcliffe, QL          08:16   08:30s    –  s   0  244  0.261  0.154        
Rockdale, SW           08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.690  0.613        
Rockhampton, QL        08:18   08:32s    –  s   0  245  0.250  0.145        
Ryde, SW               08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.688  0.611        
Saint Kilda, VC        08:09   09:04     –  s   4  244  0.747  0.683        

Salisbury, AS          08:10   09:08     –  s   6  247  0.886  0.857        
Southport, QL          08:15   08:30s    –  s   0  244  0.276  0.167        
Springvale, VC         08:09   09:03     –  s   4  244  0.743  0.678        
Stirling, AN           08:21   09:18     –  s   3  247  0.725  0.656        
Sunshine, VC           08:09   09:04     –  s   4  245  0.750  0.687        
Sydney, SW             08:12   08:54s    –  s   0  242  0.694  0.617        
Teatree Gully, AS      08:10   09:08     –  s   6  247  0.883  0.854        
Toowoomba, QL          08:16   08:35s    –  s   0  244  0.357  0.243        
Townsville, QL         08:22   08:39s    –  s   0  246  0.293  0.182        

Wagga Wagga, SW        08:11   09:05     –  s   1  243  0.787  0.733        
Wanneroo, AW           07:58   09:07   10:08   24  258  0.817  0.772        
West Torrens, AS       08:10   09:08     –  s   7  247  0.883  0.853        
Willoughby, SW         08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.682  0.603        
Wollongong, SW         08:12   08:55s    –  s   0  242  0.712  0.640        
Woodville, AS          08:10   09:08     –  s   7  247  0.884  0.855        
Woollahra, SW          08:12   08:53s    –  s   0  242  0.681  0.603        

All times are Universal Time. 'r' indicates eclipse in progress at sunrise. 's' indicates eclipse in progress at sunset.

Table 4 - continued

Local Circumstances for Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 04

 Geographic           Eclipse Maximum Eclipse Sun  Sun   Ecl.   Ecl.
  Location             Begins Eclipse   Ends  Alt   Az   Mag.   Obs.
                        h:m     h:m     h:m    o    o
Botswana                
Francistown            05:10   06:15   07:30   38  102  0.991  0.993        
Gaborone               05:15   06:20   07:33   38  100  0.886  0.860        
Selebi Phikwe          05:11   06:17   07:31   39  101  0.978  0.977        

Cameroon                
Yaounde                  –  r  05:43   06:40    8  113  0.633  0.545        

Congo                   
Brazzaville            04:53   05:49   06:52   16  112  0.801  0.751        

Cote D'Ivoire             
Abidjan                  –  r  06:12r  06:39    0  112  0.468  0.357        

Kenya                   
Nairobi                05:03   05:56   06:56   36  117  0.374  0.260        

Madagascar              
Antananarivo           05:22   06:35   07:59   61  102  0.631  0.544        

Mozambique              
Beira                  05:11   06:20   07:39   46  102  0.874  0.846        
Chimoio                05:09   06:17   07:35   44  103  0.882  0.855        
Inhambane              05:17   06:27   07:47   48   97  0.959  0.954        
Maputo                 05:18   06:27   07:46   46   96  0.965  0.961        
Nacala                 05:10   06:18   07:36   49  107  0.643  0.559        
Nampula                05:09   06:17   07:35   48  107  0.683  0.607        
Pemba                  05:09   06:15   07:32   48  109  0.607  0.516        
Quelimane              05:10   06:19   07:38   47  104  0.794  0.744        
Tete                   05:06   06:13   07:29   42  106  0.810  0.764        
Xai-Xai                05:17   06:27   07:46   47   96  1.003  1.000  01m00s

Namibia                 
Walvis Bay             05:13   06:11   07:15   26  105  0.755  0.695        
Windhoek               05:12   06:11   07:18   28  104  0.800  0.751        

Nigeria                 
Lagos                    –  r  05:45r  06:37    0  112  0.659  0.576        

South Africa            
Alberton               05:18   06:24   07:38   41   97  0.887  0.862        
Alexandria             05:31   06:35   07:45   43   90  0.705  0.634        
Bellville              05:32   06:30   07:33   35   95  0.591  0.497        
Benoni                 05:18   06:24   07:39   42   97  0.891  0.867        
Bloemfontein           05:23   06:27   07:39   41   95  0.793  0.743        
Boksburg               05:18   06:24   07:38   42   97  0.890  0.866        
Brakpan                05:18   06:24   07:39   42   97  0.892  0.868        
Cape Town              05:32   06:29   07:33   35   95  0.587  0.492        
Carletonville          05:18   06:23   07:37   41   97  0.873  0.844        
Daveyton               05:18   06:24   07:39   42   97  0.894  0.871        

Durban                 05:25   06:32   07:48   46   92  0.851  0.817        
East London            05:30   06:35   07:47   44   90  0.740  0.677        
Edendale               05:24   06:31   07:47   45   92  0.847  0.812        
Evaton                 05:18   06:24   07:38   41   97  0.878  0.851        
Germiston              05:18   06:24   07:38   41   97  0.889  0.864        
Johannesburg           05:18   06:24   07:38   41   97  0.886  0.860        
Katlehong              05:18   06:24   07:39   41   97  0.887  0.861        
Kempton Park           05:17   06:24   07:38   41   97  0.893  0.869        
Kimberley              05:22   06:25   07:36   39   96  0.783  0.730        
Klerksdorp             05:19   06:24   07:37   40   97  0.849  0.813        

Krugersdorp            05:17   06:23   07:37   41   98  0.883  0.856        
Kwa-Thema              05:18   06:24   07:39   42   97  0.891  0.866        
Ladysmith              05:22   06:29   07:44   44   94  0.862  0.831        
Mafikeng               05:17   06:21   07:34   39   99  0.857  0.823        
Mamelodi               05:17   06:23   07:38   41   98  0.901  0.880        
Mdantsana              05:30   06:34   07:47   44   90  0.739  0.675        
Paarl                  05:32   06:30   07:33   36   95  0.598  0.505        
Parow                  05:32   06:30   07:33   35   95  0.591  0.497        
Pieteraritzburg        05:24   06:31   07:47   45   93  0.848  0.812        
Pinetown               05:25   06:32   07:48   46   92  0.850  0.815        

Port Elizabeth         05:32   06:35   07:44   42   90  0.688  0.613        
Pretoria               05:17   06:23   07:38   41   98  0.899  0.877        
Randburg               05:17   06:23   07:38   41   98  0.889  0.864        
Randfontein            05:17   06:23   07:38   41   98  0.882  0.856        
Roodenpoort-Maraisbu   05:17   06:23   07:38   41   97  0.885  0.860        
Soweto                 05:18   06:23   07:38   41   97  0.884  0.858        
Springs                05:18   06:24   07:39   42   97  0.893  0.869        
Tembisa                05:17   06:23   07:38   41   98  0.896  0.873        
Uitenhage              05:31   06:34   07:44   42   91  0.691  0.617        

Umtata                 05:27   06:33   07:47   44   91  0.783  0.730        
Vanderbijlpark         05:18   06:24   07:39   41   97  0.874  0.845        
Vereeniging            05:18   06:24   07:39   41   97  0.876  0.848        
Welkom                 05:20   06:25   07:39   41   96  0.829  0.788        
Westonaria             05:18   06:23   07:38   41   97  0.879  0.852        

Tanzania                
Dar-es-Salaam          05:05   06:05   07:14   42  114  0.472  0.363        

Uganda                  
Kampala                04:58   05:51   06:51   30  116  0.410  0.296        

Zaire                   
Kinshasa               04:53   05:49   06:52   16  112  0.802  0.752        

Zambia                  
Lusaka                 05:03   06:07   07:21   36  107  0.880  0.852        

Zimbabwe                
Bulawayo               05:08   06:14   07:30   39  103  0.987  0.987        
Chitungwiza            05:06   06:13   07:29   40  104  0.886  0.860        
Gweru                  05:08   06:14   07:30   40  103  0.950  0.942        
Harare                 05:06   06:13   07:29   40  104  0.892  0.868        
Mutare                 05:08   06:16   07:33   43  103  0.891  0.867        

All times are Universal Time. 'r' indicates eclipse in progress at sunrise. 's' indicates eclipse in progress at sunset.

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Last revised: 2001 Ju1 12 – F. Espenak