Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 Dec 04

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 Dec 04 . The geographic coordinates (WGS 84) of the northern and southern limits and the central line are listed at 120-second intervals. This provides adequate detail for making plots of the path on larger scale maps. Local circumstances on the central line include the ratio of the apparent diameters of the Moon to the Sun, the Sun's altitude and azimuth (degrees), the path width (kilometers) and the duration on the central line (minutes and seconds). See the Explanation of the Central Eclipse Path Table for a description of each column in the table.

The geographic visibility of the eclipse is shown on a global map on the Prime Page for the Eclipse which also includes complete details on the eclipse. The path of the eclipse is displayed in greater detail on an interactive Google Map .

Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 Dec 04
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits03°48.5'S001°39.5'W04°03.0'S001°48.8'W03°55.7'S001°44.1'W 1.008 - 31 km 00m26.1s
05:5207°38.7'S006°55.5'E07°33.4'S005°52.7'E07°36.4'S006°24.5'E 1.011 111° 43 km 00m37.2s
05:5409°43.6'S010°59.5'E09°46.4'S010°09.0'E09°45.2'S010°34.3'E 1.012 14° 111° 49 km 00m43.9s
05:5611°18.7'S013°52.3'E11°25.3'S013°05.9'E11°22.1'S013°29.2'E 1.014 18° 110° 53 km 00m48.9s
05:5812°39.4'S016°11.9'E12°48.6'S015°27.4'E12°44.1'S015°49.7'E 1.014 21° 109° 56 km 00m53.2s
06:0013°51.1'S018°11.1'E14°02.3'S017°27.9'E13°56.8'S017°49.6'E 1.015 24° 108° 59 km 00m57.0s
06:0214°56.5'S019°56.5'E15°09.5'S019°13.9'E15°03.1'S019°35.3'E 1.016 26° 108° 62 km 01m00.5s
06:0415°57.2'S021°31.6'E16°11.6'S020°49.5'E16°04.5'S021°10.6'E 1.016 28° 107° 64 km 01m03.7s
06:0616°54.1'S022°58.8'E17°09.8'S022°17.0'E17°02.1'S022°38.0'E 1.017 30° 106° 66 km 01m06.8s
06:0817°47.9'S024°19.7'E18°04.8'S023°38.2'E17°56.5'S023°59.0'E 1.017 32° 105° 68 km 01m09.7s
06:1018°39.1'S025°35.4'E18°57.1'S024°54.1'E18°48.2'S025°14.8'E 1.018 34° 105° 69 km 01m12.4s
06:1219°28.0'S026°46.9'E19°47.1'S026°05.8'E19°37.6'S026°26.4'E 1.018 36° 104° 71 km 01m15.1s
06:1420°15.0'S027°54.8'E20°35.1'S027°13.8'E20°25.1'S027°34.4'E 1.019 38° 103° 72 km 01m17.6s
06:1621°00.2'S028°59.7'E21°21.2'S028°18.7'E21°10.8'S028°39.2'E 1.019 39° 102° 74 km 01m20.0s
06:1821°43.9'S030°01.9'E22°05.8'S029°21.0'E21°54.9'S029°41.5'E 1.019 41° 101° 75 km 01m22.3s
06:2022°26.1'S031°01.8'E22°48.9'S030°21.0'E22°37.6'S030°41.4'E 1.020 42° 100° 76 km 01m24.6s
06:2223°07.1'S031°59.7'E23°30.7'S031°19.0'E23°19.0'S031°39.4'E 1.020 44° 99° 77 km 01m26.7s
06:2423°46.9'S032°55.8'E24°11.3'S032°15.2'E23°59.2'S032°35.6'E 1.020 45° 98° 78 km 01m28.8s
06:2624°25.6'S033°50.5'E24°50.8'S033°10.0'E24°38.3'S033°30.3'E 1.021 47° 97° 79 km 01m30.9s
06:2825°03.3'S034°43.7'E25°29.2'S034°03.4'E25°16.3'S034°23.6'E 1.021 48° 96° 79 km 01m32.8s
06:3025°40.0'S035°35.8'E26°06.7'S034°55.6'E25°53.4'S035°15.8'E 1.021 49° 95° 80 km 01m34.7s
06:3226°15.8'S036°26.9'E26°43.2'S035°46.8'E26°29.6'S036°06.9'E 1.021 50° 93° 81 km 01m36.5s
06:3426°50.8'S037°17.0'E27°18.9'S036°37.1'E27°04.9'S036°57.1'E 1.022 52° 92° 82 km 01m38.3s
06:3627°25.0'S038°06.4'E27°53.8'S037°26.6'E27°39.4'S037°46.6'E 1.022 53° 91° 82 km 01m40.0s
06:3827°58.4'S038°55.0'E28°27.8'S038°15.5'E28°13.2'S038°35.3'E 1.022 54° 90° 83 km 01m41.6s
06:4028°31.0'S039°43.1'E29°01.2'S039°03.7'E28°46.2'S039°23.5'E 1.022 55° 88° 83 km 01m43.2s
06:4229°03.0'S040°30.6'E29°33.8'S039°51.5'E29°18.4'S040°11.1'E 1.023 56° 87° 84 km 01m44.7s
06:4429°34.2'S041°17.6'E30°05.7'S040°38.8'E29°50.0'S040°58.3'E 1.023 57° 85° 84 km 01m46.2s
06:4630°04.9'S042°04.3'E30°36.9'S041°25.7'E30°20.9'S041°45.1'E 1.023 58° 83° 85 km 01m47.6s
06:4830°34.8'S042°50.7'E31°07.5'S042°12.4'E30°51.2'S042°31.6'E 1.023 59° 82° 85 km 01m49.0s
06:5031°04.2'S043°36.8'E31°37.5'S042°58.9'E31°20.9'S043°17.9'E 1.023 60° 80° 85 km 01m50.3s
06:5231°32.9'S044°22.7'E32°06.8'S043°45.2'E31°49.9'S044°04.0'E 1.023 61° 78° 86 km 01m51.5s
06:5432°01.1'S045°08.5'E32°35.6'S044°31.3'E32°18.4'S044°50.0'E 1.023 62° 76° 86 km 01m52.7s
06:5632°28.7'S045°54.2'E33°03.7'S045°17.4'E32°46.3'S045°35.9'E 1.024 63° 74° 86 km 01m53.8s
06:5832°55.7'S046°39.9'E33°31.3'S046°03.5'E33°13.6'S046°21.8'E 1.024 64° 72° 86 km 01m54.9s
07:0033°22.2'S047°25.5'E33°58.3'S046°49.6'E33°40.3'S047°07.7'E 1.024 65° 69° 86 km 01m55.9s
07:0233°48.1'S048°11.2'E34°24.8'S047°35.8'E34°06.5'S047°53.6'E 1.024 66° 67° 87 km 01m56.8s
07:0434°13.5'S048°57.0'E34°50.7'S048°22.1'E34°32.1'S048°39.6'E 1.024 67° 64° 87 km 01m57.7s
07:0634°38.3'S049°42.9'E35°16.0'S049°08.6'E34°57.2'S049°25.8'E 1.024 67° 62° 87 km 01m58.6s
07:0835°02.6'S050°28.9'E35°40.8'S049°55.2'E35°21.8'S050°12.2'E 1.024 68° 59° 87 km 01m59.3s
07:1035°26.4'S051°15.2'E36°05.1'S050°42.1'E35°45.8'S050°58.7'E 1.024 69° 56° 87 km 02m00.0s
07:1235°49.6'S052°01.7'E36°28.8'S051°29.2'E36°09.3'S051°45.5'E 1.024 69° 53° 87 km 02m00.7s
07:1436°12.4'S052°48.4'E36°52.0'S052°16.7'E36°32.2'S052°32.6'E 1.024 70° 49° 87 km 02m01.3s
07:1636°34.6'S053°35.5'E37°14.7'S053°04.4'E36°54.6'S053°20.0'E 1.024 70° 46° 87 km 02m01.8s
07:1836°56.2'S054°22.8'E37°36.8'S053°52.5'E37°16.5'S054°07.7'E 1.024 71° 42° 87 km 02m02.3s
07:2037°17.4'S055°10.5'E37°58.3'S054°41.1'E37°37.9'S054°55.9'E 1.024 71° 39° 87 km 02m02.7s
07:2237°38.0'S055°58.6'E38°19.4'S055°30.0'E37°58.7'S055°44.4'E 1.024 72° 35° 87 km 02m03.0s
07:2437°58.1'S056°47.2'E38°39.9'S056°19.4'E38°19.0'S056°33.3'E 1.024 72° 31° 87 km 02m03.3s
07:2638°17.6'S057°36.1'E38°59.8'S057°09.2'E38°38.7'S057°22.7'E 1.024 72° 27° 87 km 02m03.5s
07:2838°36.7'S058°25.5'E39°19.2'S057°59.6'E38°57.9'S058°12.6'E 1.024 72° 23° 87 km 02m03.7s
07:3038°55.2'S059°15.5'E39°38.0'S058°50.5'E39°16.6'S059°03.0'E 1.024 72° 18° 87 km 02m03.8s
07:3239°13.1'S060°05.9'E39°56.2'S059°41.9'E39°34.7'S059°54.0'E 1.024 72° 14° 87 km 02m03.8s
07:3439°30.5'S060°56.9'E40°13.9'S060°34.0'E39°52.2'S060°45.5'E 1.024 72° 10° 87 km 02m03.8s
07:3639°47.3'S061°48.5'E40°31.0'S061°26.6'E40°09.2'S061°37.6'E 1.024 72° 87 km 02m03.7s
07:3840°03.5'S062°40.7'E40°47.5'S062°19.9'E40°25.5'S062°30.3'E 1.024 72° 86 km 02m03.5s
07:4040°19.2'S063°33.5'E41°03.4'S063°13.9'E40°41.3'S063°23.7'E 1.024 72° 357° 86 km 02m03.3s
07:4240°34.3'S064°26.9'E41°18.7'S064°08.5'E40°56.5'S064°17.7'E 1.024 71° 353° 86 km 02m03.0s
07:4440°48.8'S065°21.0'E41°33.4'S065°03.9'E41°11.1'S065°12.5'E 1.024 71° 350° 86 km 02m02.7s
07:4641°02.7'S066°15.9'E41°47.4'S066°00.0'E41°25.1'S066°07.9'E 1.024 70° 346° 86 km 02m02.2s
07:4841°15.9'S067°11.5'E42°00.8'S066°56.9'E41°38.4'S067°04.1'E 1.024 70° 342° 85 km 02m01.7s
07:5041°28.6'S068°07.8'E42°13.6'S067°54.5'E41°51.1'S068°01.1'E 1.024 69° 339° 85 km 02m01.2s
07:5241°40.6'S069°04.9'E42°25.6'S068°53.0'E42°03.1'S068°58.9'E 1.024 69° 335° 85 km 02m00.6s
07:5441°51.9'S070°02.8'E42°37.0'S069°52.3'E42°14.5'S069°57.5'E 1.024 68° 332° 85 km 01m59.9s
07:5642°02.6'S071°01.5'E42°47.7'S070°52.4'E42°25.1'S070°56.9'E 1.024 67° 329° 84 km 01m59.1s
07:5842°12.5'S072°01.1'E42°57.6'S071°53.5'E42°35.1'S071°57.3'E 1.024 67° 326° 84 km 01m58.3s
08:0042°21.8'S073°01.6'E43°06.8'S072°55.5'E42°44.3'S072°58.5'E 1.023 66° 323° 83 km 01m57.4s
08:0242°30.4'S074°03.0'E43°15.3'S073°58.4'E42°52.8'S074°00.6'E 1.023 65° 320° 83 km 01m56.4s
08:0442°38.2'S075°05.4'E43°23.0'S075°02.2'E43°00.6'S075°03.8'E 1.023 64° 318° 83 km 01m55.4s
08:0642°45.2'S076°08.7'E43°29.9'S076°07.1'E43°07.5'S076°07.9'E 1.023 63° 315° 82 km 01m54.3s
08:0842°51.4'S077°13.1'E43°35.9'S077°13.0'E43°13.7'S077°13.0'E 1.023 62° 312° 82 km 01m53.2s
08:1042°56.9'S078°18.5'E43°41.1'S078°20.0'E43°19.0'S078°19.2'E 1.023 61° 310° 81 km 01m52.0s
08:1243°01.5'S079°24.9'E43°45.4'S079°28.1'E43°23.5'S079°26.4'E 1.023 60° 308° 81 km 01m50.7s
08:1443°05.2'S080°32.5'E43°48.9'S080°37.3'E43°27.1'S080°34.8'E 1.022 59° 305° 80 km 01m49.3s
08:1643°08.1'S081°41.3'E43°51.4'S081°47.7'E43°29.7'S081°44.4'E 1.022 58° 303° 80 km 01m47.9s
08:1843°10.0'S082°51.2'E43°52.9'S082°59.2'E43°31.5'S082°55.1'E 1.022 57° 301° 79 km 01m46.4s
08:2043°11.0'S084°02.4'E43°53.4'S084°12.1'E43°32.2'S084°07.1'E 1.022 56° 299° 79 km 01m44.9s
08:2243°11.0'S085°15.0'E43°52.9'S085°26.2'E43°31.9'S085°20.5'E 1.022 55° 297° 78 km 01m43.3s
08:2443°09.9'S086°28.9'E43°51.3'S086°41.7'E43°30.6'S086°35.2'E 1.022 54° 295° 77 km 01m41.6s
08:2643°07.8'S087°44.2'E43°48.6'S087°58.7'E43°28.2'S087°51.3'E 1.021 53° 293° 77 km 01m39.9s
08:2843°04.5'S089°01.0'E43°44.7'S089°17.1'E43°24.6'S089°08.9'E 1.021 52° 291° 76 km 01m38.0s
08:3043°00.1'S090°19.4'E43°39.6'S090°37.1'E43°19.9'S090°28.1'E 1.021 51° 289° 75 km 01m36.2s
08:3242°54.4'S091°39.5'E43°33.2'S091°58.8'E43°13.8'S091°49.0'E 1.021 49° 287° 74 km 01m34.2s
08:3442°47.5'S093°01.4'E43°25.4'S093°22.3'E43°06.5'S093°11.7'E 1.020 48° 285° 73 km 01m32.2s
08:3642°39.1'S094°25.2'E43°16.2'S094°47.6'E42°57.7'S094°36.3'E 1.020 47° 284° 72 km 01m30.1s
08:3842°29.4'S095°51.1'E43°05.5'S096°15.0'E42°47.5'S096°02.9'E 1.020 45° 282° 71 km 01m27.9s
08:4042°18.0'S097°19.2'E42°53.2'S097°44.6'E42°35.7'S097°31.7'E 1.019 44° 280° 70 km 01m25.7s
08:4242°05.1'S098°49.7'E42°39.2'S099°16.6'E42°22.2'S099°03.0'E 1.019 43° 278° 69 km 01m23.4s
08:4441°50.3'S100°22.8'E42°23.3'S100°51.2'E42°06.9'S100°36.9'E 1.019 41° 276° 68 km 01m21.0s
08:4641°33.7'S101°58.9'E42°05.4'S102°28.8'E41°49.6'S102°13.7'E 1.018 39° 275° 67 km 01m18.5s
08:4841°14.9'S103°38.3'E41°45.4'S104°09.5'E41°30.2'S103°53.7'E 1.018 38° 273° 66 km 01m15.9s
08:5040°53.9'S105°21.4'E41°23.0'S105°54.0'E41°08.5'S105°37.5'E 1.017 36° 271° 64 km 01m13.2s
08:5240°30.3'S107°08.7'E40°57.9'S107°42.6'E40°44.2'S107°25.5'E 1.017 34° 269° 63 km 01m10.4s
08:5440°03.8'S109°00.9'E40°29.9'S109°36.2'E40°16.9'S109°18.4'E 1.017 33° 267° 61 km 01m07.5s
08:5639°34.1'S110°58.8'E39°58.4'S111°35.5'E39°46.4'S111°17.0'E 1.016 31° 266° 60 km 01m04.5s
08:5839°00.6'S113°03.8'E39°23.0'S113°41.8'E39°11.9'S113°22.6'E 1.015 29° 264° 58 km 01m01.3s
09:0038°22.5'S115°17.3'E38°42.8'S115°56.7'E38°32.7'S115°36.9'E 1.015 27° 262° 56 km 00m57.9s
09:0237°38.7'S117°41.8'E37°56.8'S118°22.8'E37°47.9'S118°02.2'E 1.014 24° 260° 53 km 00m54.2s
09:0436°47.8'S120°21.0'E37°03.1'S121°03.9'E36°55.5'S120°42.3'E 1.013 21° 258° 51 km 00m50.3s
09:0635°46.8'S123°21.3'E35°58.7'S124°06.8'E35°52.9'S123°43.9'E 1.013 18° 255° 48 km 00m46.0s
09:0834°30.3'S126°55.4'E34°37.8'S127°45.0'E34°34.2'S127°20.0'E 1.011 15° 253° 44 km 00m41.0s
09:1032°43.8'S131°37.7'E32°43.3'S132°37.1'E32°43.8'S132°07.1'E 1.010 10° 250° 38 km 00m34.6s
Limits28°24.4'S142°20.3'E28°36.5'S142°29.7'E28°30.5'S142°25.0'E 1.007 - 27 km 00m22.4s

ΔT = 64.4 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse07:32:15.707:31:11.439°27.4'S059°17.1'E 72.2° 15.8° 87.0 km02m03.82s
Greatest Duration07:33:01.107:31:56.739°34.2'S059°52.6'E 72.2° 14.2° 86.9 km02m03.83s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 Dec 04

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 Dec 04 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. Although the predictions are first calculated in Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD), they are then converted to Universal Time (UT1) as presented here. The parameter ΔT is used to convert between the two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 64.4 seconds for this eclipse.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this website 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.

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