Instructions for Interactive Solar Eclipse Maps

A Google Maps Implementation


This implementation of Google Maps plots the path of solar eclipses on interactive maps. The northern and southern limits of eclipse paths are plotted in blue and the central line is plotted in red. The four-way toggle arrows (upper left corner) are for navigating around the map. The zoom bar (left edge) is used to change the magnification. The three buttons (top right) turn on either a map view, a satellite view or a hybrid map/satellite view.

Map Position

Map Scale

Map Content

Location-Specific Eclipse Information

Map Legend

Blue Curves - Northern and Southern Limits of Solar Eclipse Path.
Red Curve - Central Line of Solar Eclipse Path.
Marker - Marker for point of Greatest Eclipse.
Marker - Marker for user-selected location.


This implementation of Google Maps is based on Charlie Ridgway's Occultations Page. The eclipse contacts window (click on map) is based on Xavier Jubier's Interactive Solar Eclipses Maps page and Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses web tool.

Special thanks to National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta for his assistance in developing this web page (July 2007).

All eclipse predictions are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. For information on reproducting eclipse data, see NASA Copyright Information.

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC"

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2008 Aug 19