NASA Solar Eclipse Bulletins

NASA/TP-2007-214149: Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 August 01


American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Worldwide (ACGIH), 2004: TLVs® and BEIs® Based on the Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents & Biological Exposure Indices, ACGIH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 151–158.

Bretagnon, P., and J.L. Simon, 1986: Planetary Programs and Tables from –4000 to +2800, Willmann-Bell, Richmond, Virginia, 151 pp.

Brown, E.W., 1919: Tables of the Motion of the Moon, 3 vol., Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 151 pp.

Chou, B.R., 1981: Safe solar filters. Sky & Telescope, 62(2), 119 pp.

Chou, B.R., 1996: “Eye Safety During Solar Eclipses—Myths and Realities.” In: Z. Mouradian and M. Stavinschi, eds., Theoretical and Observational Problems Related to Solar Eclipses, Proc. NATO Advanced Research Workshop. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Germany, 243–247.

Chou, B.R., and M.D. Krailo, 1981: Eye injuries in Canada following the total solar eclipse of 26 February 1979. Can. J. Optom., 43, 40.

Del Priore, L.V., 1999: “Eye Damage from a Solar Eclipse.” In: M. Littmann, K. Willcox, and F. Espenak, Totality, Eclipses of the Sun, Oxford University Press, New York, 140–141.

Eckert, W.J., R. Jones, and H.K. Clark, 1954: Improved Lunar Ephemeris 1952–1959, U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC, 422 pp.

Espenak, F., 1987: Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1986–2035, NASA Ref. Pub. 1178, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 278 pp.

Espenak, F., 1989: “Eclipses During 1990.” In: 1990 Observer’s Handbook, R. Bishop, Ed., Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, University of Toronto Press.

Espenak, F., and J. Anderson, 2006: “Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipses of 2008, 2009 and 2010,” Proc. IAU Symp. 233 Solar Activity and its Magnetic Origins, Cambridge University Press, 495–502.

Espenak, F., and J. Meeus., 2006: Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: –2000 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE), NASA TP–2006-214141, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 648 pp.

Fiala, A., and J. Bangert, 1992: Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac, P.K. Seidelmann, Ed., University Science Books, Mill Valley, California, 425 pp.

Herald, D., 1983: Correcting predictions of solar eclipse contact times for the effects of lunar limb irregularities. J. Brit. Ast. Assoc., 93, 6.

Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office, 1974: Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Ephemeris and the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, prepared jointly by the Nautical Almanac Offices of the United Kingdom and the United States of America, London, 534 pp.

Marsh, J.C.D., 1982: Observing the Sun in safety. J. Brit. Ast. Assoc., 92, 6.

Meeus, J., C.C. Grosjean, and W. Vanderleen, 1966: Canon of Solar Eclipses, Pergamon Press, New York, 779 pp.

Michaelides, M., R. Rajendram, J. Marshall, S. Keightley, 2001: Eclipse retinopathy. Eye, 15, 148–151.

Morrison, L.V., 1979: Analysis of lunar occultations in the years 1943–1974 Astr. J., 75, 744.

Morrison, L.V., and G.M. Appleby, 1981: Analysis of lunar occultations–III. Systematic corrections to Watts’ limb-profiles for the Moon. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 196, 1013.

Morrison, L.V., and C.G. Ward, 1975: An analysis of the transits of Mercury: 1677–1973. Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 173, 183–206.

Newcomb, S., 1895: Tables of the motion of the Earth on its axis around the Sun. Astron. Papers Amer. Eph., Vol. 6, Part I, 9–32.

Pasachoff, J.M., 2000: Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, 4th edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 578 pp.

Pasachoff, J.M., 2001: “Public Education in Developing Countries on the Occasions of Eclipses.” In: A.H. Batten, Ed., Astronomy for Developing Countries, IAU special session at the 24th General Assembly, 101–106.

Pasachoff, J.M., and M. Covington, 1993: Cambridge Guide to Eclipse Photography, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 143 pp.

Penner, R., and J.N. McNair, 1966: Eclipse blindness—Report of an epidemic in the military population of Hawaii. Am. J. Ophthal., 61, 1452–1457.

Pitts, D.G., 1993: “Ocular Effects of Radiant Energy.” In: D.G. Pitts and R.N. Kleinstein Eds., Environmental Vision: Interactions of the Eye, Vision and the Environment, Butterworth-Heinemann, Toronto, 151 pp.

Reynolds, M.D., and R.A. Sweetsir, 1995: Observe Eclipses, Astronomical League, Washington, DC, 92 pp.

Sherrod, P.C., 1981: A Complete Manual of Amateur Astronomy, Prentice-Hall, 319 pp.

Rand McNally, 1991: The New International Atlas, Chicago/New York/San Francisco, 560 pp.

van den Bergh, G., 1955: Periodicity and Variation of Solar (and Lunar) Eclipses, Tjeenk Willink, Haarlem, Netherlands, 263 pp.

Van Flandern, T.C., 1970: Some notes on the use of the Watts limb-correction charts. Astron. J., 75, 744–746.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1972: Climates of the World, Washington, DC, 28 pp.

Watts, C.B., 1963: The marginal zone of the Moon. Astron. Papers Amer. Ephem., 17, 1–951.

Further Reading on Eclipses

Allen, D., and C. Allen, 1987: Eclipse, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 123 pp.

Brewer, B., 1991: Eclipse, Earth View, Seattle, Washington, 104 pp.

Brunier, S., 2001: Glorious Eclipses, Cambridge University Press, New York, 192 pp.

Covington, M., 1988: Astrophotography for the Amateur, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 346 pp.

Duncomb, J.S., 1973: Lunar limb profiles for solar eclipses, U.S. Naval Observatory Circular No. 141, Washington DC, 33 pp.

Golub, L., and J.M. Pasachoff, 1997: The Solar Corona, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 388 pp.

Golub, L., and J. Pasachoff, 2001: Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 286 pp.

Harrington, P.S., 1997: Eclipse!, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 280 pp.

Harris, J., and R. Talcott, 1994: Chasing the Shadow: An Observer’s Guide to Solar Eclipses, Kalmbach Publishing Company, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 160 pp.

Littmann, M., K. Willcox, and F. Espenak, 1999: Totality, Eclipses of the Sun, Oxford University Press, New York, 268 pp.

Littmann, M., K. Willcox, and F. Espenak, 1999: Totality, Eclipses of the Sun, Oxford University Press, New York, 264 pp.

Mitchell, S.A., 1923: Eclipses of the Sun, Columbia University Press, New York, 425 pp.

Meeus, J., 1998: Astronomical Algorithms, Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, 477 pp.

Meeus, J., 1982: Astronomical Formulae for Calculators, Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 201 pp.

Mucke, H., and Meeus, J., 1983: Canon of Solar Eclipses: –2003 to +2526, Astronomisches Büro, Vienna, 908 pp.

North, G., 1991: Advanced Amateur Astronomy, Edinburgh University Press, 441 pp.

Ottewell, G., 1991: The Under-Standing of Eclipses, Astronomical Workshop, Greenville, South Carolina, 96 pp.

Pasachoff, J.M., 2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Sun, Alpha Books, Indianapolis, Indiana, 360 pp.

Pasachoff, Jay M., 2007, “Observing Solar Eclipses in the Developing World.” In: Astronomy for the Developing World, John Hearnshaw, Ed., from Special Session 5 at the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 General Assembly, Cambridge University Press, (in press).

Pasachoff, J.M., and B.O. Nelson, 1987: Timing of the 1984 total solar eclipse and the size of the Sun. Sol. Phys., 108, 191–194.

Steel, D., 2001: Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC, 492 pp.

Stephenson, F.R., 1997: Historical Eclipses and Earth’s Rotation, Cambridge University Press, New York, 573 pp.

Todd, M.L., 1900: Total Eclipses of the Sun, Little, Brown, and Co., Boston, 273 pp.

Von Oppolzer, T.R., 1962: Canon of Eclipses, Dover Publications, New York, 376 pp.

Zirker, J.B., 1995: Total Eclipses of the Sun, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 228 pp.

Further Reading on Eye Safety

Chou, B.R., 1998: Solar filter safety. Sky & Telescope, 95(2), 119.

Pasachoff, J.M., 1998: “Public Education and Solar Eclipses.” In: L. Gouguenheim, D. McNally, and J.R. Percy, Eds., New Trends in Astronomy Teaching, IAU Colloquium 162 (London), Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 202–204.

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