Predictions for Total Solar Eclipses of 2008, 2009 and 2010

Fred Espenak (NASA's GSFC) and Jay Anderson (ENVIRONMENT CANADA [retired])
Presented at IAU Symposium 233 - Solar Activity and Its Magnetic Origin, Cairo, EGYPT (2006 Apr 04)

Following the recent total solar eclipse of 2006 Mar 29, a preliminary look at prospects for the next three total solar eclipses in 2008, 2009 and 2010 is presented. Maps of the path of totality cover the primary locations where each eclipse track crossses land (or islands). Mean cloudiness maps have been derived from nearly two decades of polar and geostationary satellite imagery courtesy of NOAA and the Satellite Active Archive. Climate statistics tables are derived from various in-situ weather stations in and arouund the path of each central eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 Aug 01

Total Solar Eclipse of 2009 Jul 22

Total Solar Eclipse of 2010 Jul 11


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2006 Apr 19