Stereographic Projection Map of the Eclipse Path
The stereographic projection of Earth in
Figure 2 depicts the
path of penumbral and umbral eclipse in greater detail. The map
is oriented north up with the point of greatest eclipse near the
center. International political borders are shown and circles
of latitude and longitude are plotted at 20° increments.
The region of penumbral or partial eclipse is identified by its
northern and southern limits, curves of eclipse begins or ends
at sunrise and sunset, and curves of maximum eclipse at sunrise
and sunset. Curves of constant eclipse magnitude are plotted for
20%, 40%, 60% and 80%, as are the limits of the path of total
eclipse. Also included are curves of greatest eclipse at every
half hour Universal Time.
Figures 1 and
2 may be used to quickly determine
the approximate time and magnitude of maximum eclipse at any location within
the eclipse path.
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