Solar Eclipse Decade Page
Solar Eclipses: 2001 - 2010
A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 2001 through 2010 is presented here in two ways. The first is a series of Maps showing the geographic regions of visibility for each eclipse. The second is a Table listing the primary characteristics of each eclipse. Near the bottom of the page are a series of Links for more on solar eclipses.
Maps of Solar Eclipses: 2001 - 2010
The maps below offer a concise summary of all solar eclipses from 2001 through 2010 . Each map depicts the geographic region of visibility for a single eclipse. For central eclipses, the total or annular path is plotted in either blue (total) or red (annular). Click on an eclipse map to link to the EclipseWise Prime Page with complete details about that eclipse, including a larger version of the map. Visit Key to Solar Eclipse Maps for a detailed explanation of these maps.
Below each of the global eclipse maps is the hot link Google Eclipse Map. Click on this to take you to a web page showing the eclipse path plotted on an interactive Google Map.
Table of Solar Eclipses: 2001 through 2010
A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 2001 through 2010 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Annular, Hybrid or Partial.
Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in column 4. The Eclipse Magnitude gives the fraction of the Sun's diameter obscured at the instant of greatest eclipse (column 5). For total and annular eclipses, the Central Duration gives the length of the eclipse as seen from the central line at greatest eclipse (column 6). Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility provides a brief description of where each eclipse will be seen. Countries and regions within the path of total or annular eclipses are listed in italics inside [ ] brackets.
The eclipse date (first column) links to the EclipseWise Prime Page for the eclipse. This page features a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility as well as detailed predictions, Besellian elements and links to additional information about the eclipse.
The Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.
|Solar Eclipses: 2001 - 2010|
|Calendar Date||TD of Greatest Eclipse||Eclipse Type||Saros Series||Eclipse Magn.||Central Duration||Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility|
|2001 Jun 21||12:04:46||Total||127||1.050||04m57s|| e South America, Africa
[Total: s Atlantic, s Africa, Madagascar]
|2001 Dec 14||20:53:01||Annular||132||0.968||03m53s|| N. & C. America, nw South America
[Annular: c Pacific, Costa Rica]
|2002 Jun 10||23:45:22||Annular||137||0.996||00m23s|| e Asia, Australia, w North America
[Annular: n Pacific, w Mexico]
|2002 Dec 04||07:32:16||Total||142||1.024||02m04s|| s Africa, Antarctica, Indonesia, Australia
[Total: s Africa, s Indian, s Australia]
|2003 May 31||04:09:23||Annular||147||0.938||03m37s|| Europe, Asia, nw North America
[Annular: Iceland, Greenland]
|2003 Nov 23||22:50:22||Total||152||1.038||01m57s|| Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, s South America
|2004 Apr 19||13:35:05||Partial||119||0.737||-||Antarctica, s Africa|
|2004 Oct 14||03:00:23||Partial||124||0.928||-||ne Asia, Hawaii, Alaska|
|2005 Apr 08||20:36:51||Hybrid||129||1.007||00m42s|| New Zealand, N. & South America
[Hybrid: s Pacific, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela]
|2005 Oct 03||10:32:47||Annular||134||0.958||04m32s|| Europe, Africa, s Asia
[Annular: Portugal, Spain, Libia, Sudan, Kenya]
|2006 Mar 29||10:12:23||Total||139||1.052||04m07s|| Africa, Europe, w Asia
[Total: c Africa, Turkey, Russia]
|2006 Sep 22||11:41:16||Annular||144||0.935||07m09s|| S. America, w Africa, Antarctica
[Annular: Guyana, Suriname, F. Guiana, s Atlantic]
|2007 Mar 19||02:32:58||Partial||149||0.876||-||Asia, Alaska|
|2007 Sep 11||12:32:24||Partial||154||0.751||-||S. America, Antarctica|
|2008 Feb 07||03:56:10||Annular||121||0.965||02m12s|| Antarctica, e Australia, New Zealand
|2008 Aug 01||10:22:12||Total||126||1.039||02m27s|| ne North America, Europe, Asia
[Total: n Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia, China]
|2009 Jan 26||07:59:45||Annular||131||0.928||07m54s|| s Africa, Antarctica, se Asia, Australia
[Annular: s Indian, Sumatra, Borneo]
|2009 Jul 22||02:36:25||Total||136||1.080||06m39s|| e Asia, Pacific Ocean, Hawaii
[Total: India, Nepal, China, c Pacific]
|2010 Jan 15||07:07:39||Annular||141||0.919||11m08s|| Africa, Asia
[Annular: c Africa, India, Malymar, China]
|2010 Jul 11||19:34:38||Total||146||1.058||05m20s|| s South America
[Total: s Pacific, Easter Is., Chile, Argentina]
Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central
Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of solar eclipses. Every eclipse has links to a global map, an interactive Google map, and a dedicated web page for that eclipse.
|Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses|
Century Catologs of Solar Eclipses
Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses.
|Century Catalogs of Solar Eclipses|
For other centuries, see Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2999 to +3000
Maps of Solar Eclipse Paths
The World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths features maps showing the paths of all total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each map in the atlas covers a 20-year period. The atlas spans five millennia from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE).
|World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths|
For eclipse maps covering other centuries/decades, see World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths.
Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions
- Home - home page of EclipseWise with predictions for both solar and lunar eclipses
- Solar Eclipses - primary page for solar eclipse predictions
- Solar Eclipse Links - detailed directory of links
- World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Maps - index page
- Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses - covers the years -2999 to +3000 (3000 BCE to 3000 CE)
- Saros Catalog of Solar Eclipses - covers Saros series -33 through 190
- Solar Eclipse Search Engine - search for solar eclipses from -1999 to +3000
- Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500 - link to the publication
- Astropixels Publishing - link to more eclipse publications
- MrEclipse.com - eclipse resources and tips on photography
- Solar Eclipses for Beginners - a primer on solar eclipse basics
- How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse - instructions for imaging an eclipse of the Sun
- MrEclipse Photo Index - an index of solar eclipse photographs
Some of the content on this web site is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.
Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:
"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"
The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.