Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2003 Nov 23

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2003 Nov 23 . 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 2003 Nov 23
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits50°55.8'S084°28.6'E54°09.8'S079°00.9'E52°27.4'S081°59.7'E 1.033 - 497 km 01m33.9s
22:2457°28.9'S094°55.5'E - - 55°32.0'S087°36.3'E 1.035 120° 534 km 01m40.7s
22:2659°05.7'S096°23.1'E - - 57°42.8'S090°13.9'E 1.035 117° 544 km 01m44.6s
22:2860°34.1'S097°26.9'E57°24.1'S084°15.5'E59°27.3'S091°46.3'E 1.036 115° 545 km 01m47.4s
22:3061°57.0'S098°13.8'E59°26.8'S086°14.4'E61°00.1'S092°46.8'E 1.036 10° 114° 543 km 01m49.5s
22:3263°16.0'S098°47.0'E61°07.5'S087°18.0'E62°25.8'S093°25.8'E 1.037 11° 113° 539 km 01m51.2s
22:3464°32.1'S099°08.4'E62°37.6'S087°51.2'E63°46.7'S093°48.0'E 1.037 12° 112° 533 km 01m52.7s
22:3665°46.0'S099°18.6'E64°00.8'S088°02.2'E65°03.9'S093°55.4'E 1.037 13° 111° 528 km 01m53.9s
22:3866°58.0'S099°18.1'E65°19.2'S087°54.4'E66°18.4'S093°49.0'E 1.037 13° 110° 522 km 01m54.9s
22:4068°08.6'S099°06.5'E66°33.8'S087°29.0'E67°30.5'S093°28.8'E 1.038 14° 110° 517 km 01m55.7s
22:4269°17.8'S098°43.1'E67°45.1'S086°46.2'E68°40.6'S092°54.4'E 1.038 14° 110° 511 km 01m56.3s
22:4470°25.8'S098°06.9'E68°53.5'S085°45.2'E69°48.8'S092°04.5'E 1.038 15° 110° 506 km 01m56.8s
22:4671°32.7'S097°16.1'E69°59.1'S084°24.6'E70°55.2'S090°57.5'E 1.038 15° 110° 502 km 01m57.1s
22:4872°38.5'S096°08.6'E71°01.7'S082°42.2'E71°59.6'S089°31.1'E 1.038 15° 111° 498 km 01m57.2s
22:5073°43.0'S094°41.3'E72°01.0'S080°35.3'E73°01.9'S087°42.1'E 1.038 15° 112° 494 km 01m57.3s
22:5274°46.0'S092°50.4'E72°56.5'S078°00.8'E74°01.8'S085°27.0'E 1.038 15° 113° 491 km 01m57.1s
22:5475°47.1'S090°31.0'E73°47.5'S074°54.7'E74°58.6'S082°40.9'E 1.038 15° 115° 489 km 01m56.8s
22:5676°45.8'S087°36.8'E74°32.9'S071°13.3'E75°51.4'S079°18.5'E 1.038 14° 117° 487 km 01m56.4s
22:5877°41.1'S084°00.0'E75°11.1'S066°53.1'E76°39.2'S075°14.0'E 1.038 14° 121° 486 km 01m55.8s
23:0078°31.9'S079°31.6'E75°40.1'S061°51.9'E77°20.3'S070°21.8'E 1.037 14° 124° 485 km 01m55.0s
23:0279°16.2'S074°02.4'E75°57.4'S056°10.1'E77°52.6'S064°38.0'E 1.037 13° 129° 485 km 01m54.1s
23:0479°51.6'S067°25.0'E75°59.4'S049°52.1'E78°13.1'S058°02.8'E 1.037 12° 135° 486 km 01m52.9s
23:0680°14.8'S059°38.8'E75°41.6'S043°07.2'E78°18.7'S050°43.4'E 1.037 11° 142° 487 km 01m51.5s
23:0880°22.0'S050°54.8'E74°56.5'S036°08.2'E78°05.2'S042°55.2'E 1.036 10° 148° 489 km 01m49.8s
23:1080°09.1'S041°39.6'E73°27.0'S029°06.6'E77°27.5'S035°00.8'E 1.036 156° 493 km 01m47.7s
23:1279°32.0'S032°30.5'E - - 76°17.6'S027°24.6'E 1.036 162° 497 km 01m45.1s
23:1478°25.7'S024°04.5'E - - 74°14.4'S020°24.5'E 1.035 168° 502 km 01m41.3s
Limits69°34.9'S008°45.5'E69°06.3'S021°35.8'E69°26.9'S014°49.0'E 1.033 - 505 km 01m33.8s

ΔT = 64.5 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse22:50:21.722:49:17.372°40.0'S088°07.6'E 14.9° 111.2° 495.5 km01m57.27s
Greatest Duration22:50:18.722:49:14.372°38.4'S088°26.5'E 14.9° 111.1° 495.6 km01m57.27s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2003 Nov 23

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2003 Nov 23 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 64.5 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.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, EclipseWise.com"

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