Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 Mar 29

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 Mar 29 . 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 2006 Mar 29
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits05°43.5'S037°24.9'W06°52.3'S037°08.2'W06°18.0'S037°16.4'W 1.035 - 129 km 01m53.5s
08:3605°31.8'S034°54.0'W06°10.2'S029°34.6'W05°48.5'S031°41.4'W 1.037 86° 136 km 02m03.9s
08:3804°28.6'S027°03.7'W05°18.8'S024°25.6'W04°53.2'S025°41.4'W 1.039 12° 85° 146 km 02m16.7s
08:4003°40.6'S023°13.7'W04°33.6'S021°03.9'W04°06.8'S022°07.2'W 1.040 16° 85° 151 km 02m25.0s
08:4202°56.4'S020°22.7'W03°51.0'S018°26.2'W03°23.5'S019°23.4'W 1.041 20° 85° 156 km 02m31.9s
08:4402°14.3'S018°02.9'W03°10.0'S016°14.2'W02°41.9'S017°07.8'W 1.042 22° 85° 160 km 02m37.9s
08:4601°33.5'S016°03.1'W02°30.1'S014°19.6'W02°01.6'S015°10.7'W 1.043 25° 85° 163 km 02m43.3s
08:4800°53.7'S014°17.5'W01°51.0'S012°37.7'W01°22.2'S013°27.1'W 1.043 27° 85° 166 km 02m48.2s
08:5000°14.7'S012°42.7'W01°12.5'S011°05.6'W00°43.4'S011°53.7'W 1.044 29° 86° 169 km 02m52.8s
08:5200°23.7'N011°16.4'W00°34.5'S009°41.4'W00°05.3'S010°28.5'W 1.044 31° 86° 171 km 02m57.1s
08:5401°01.7'N009°57.0'W00°03.0'N008°23.7'W00°32.5'N009°09.9'W 1.045 33° 86° 173 km 03m01.1s
08:5601°39.2'N008°43.3'W00°40.2'N007°11.4'W01°09.8'N007°57.0'W 1.045 35° 87° 175 km 03m05.0s
08:5802°16.3'N007°34.6'W01°17.1'N006°03.7'W01°46.8'N006°48.8'W 1.046 37° 87° 177 km 03m08.6s
09:0002°53.2'N006°30.0'W01°53.6'N005°00.0'W02°23.5'N005°44.7'W 1.046 38° 88° 179 km 03m12.1s
09:0203°29.7'N005°29.1'W02°30.0'N003°59.9'W02°59.9'N004°44.2'W 1.047 40° 88° 180 km 03m15.4s
09:0404°06.0'N004°31.3'W03°06.1'N003°02.8'W03°36.1'N003°46.8'W 1.047 41° 89° 182 km 03m18.6s
09:0604°42.1'N003°36.4'W03°42.0'N002°08.5'W04°12.2'N002°52.2'W 1.047 43° 89° 183 km 03m21.6s
09:0805°18.1'N002°44.0'W04°17.7'N001°16.6'W04°48.0'N002°00.1'W 1.048 44° 90° 184 km 03m24.5s
09:1005°53.8'N001°53.9'W04°53.3'N000°26.9'W05°23.6'N001°10.2'W 1.048 45° 91° 185 km 03m27.3s
09:1206°29.4'N001°05.8'W05°28.8'N000°20.8'E05°59.2'N000°22.3'W 1.048 46° 91° 185 km 03m29.9s
09:1407°04.9'N000°19.5'W06°04.1'N001°06.8'E06°34.5'N000°23.8'E 1.048 48° 92° 186 km 03m32.5s
09:1607°40.2'N000°25.1'E06°39.3'N001°51.1'E07°09.8'N001°08.3'E 1.049 49° 93° 187 km 03m34.9s
09:1808°15.5'N001°08.2'E07°14.4'N002°33.9'E07°45.0'N001°51.2'E 1.049 50° 94° 187 km 03m37.3s
09:2008°50.6'N001°49.9'E07°49.3'N003°15.4'E08°20.0'N002°32.8'E 1.049 51° 95° 188 km 03m39.5s
09:2209°25.6'N002°30.4'E08°24.3'N003°55.6'E08°55.0'N003°13.2'E 1.049 52° 96° 188 km 03m41.6s
09:2410°00.6'N003°09.8'E08°59.1'N004°34.8'E09°29.9'N003°52.4'E 1.049 53° 97° 188 km 03m43.6s
09:2610°35.5'N003°48.1'E09°33.8'N005°12.9'E10°04.7'N004°30.6'E 1.050 54° 98° 189 km 03m45.6s
09:2811°10.4'N004°25.5'E10°08.5'N005°50.0'E10°39.5'N005°07.9'E 1.050 55° 100° 189 km 03m47.4s
09:3011°45.2'N005°02.0'E10°43.2'N006°26.4'E11°14.2'N005°44.3'E 1.050 56° 101° 189 km 03m49.2s
09:3212°19.9'N005°37.7'E11°17.8'N007°01.9'E11°48.9'N006°20.0'E 1.050 57° 102° 189 km 03m50.9s
09:3412°54.6'N006°12.8'E11°52.3'N007°36.7'E12°23.5'N006°54.9'E 1.050 58° 104° 189 km 03m52.4s
09:3613°29.3'N006°47.1'E12°26.8'N008°10.9'E12°58.1'N007°29.2'E 1.050 59° 105° 189 km 03m53.9s
09:3814°04.0'N007°20.9'E13°01.3'N008°44.6'E13°32.7'N008°02.9'E 1.051 60° 107° 189 km 03m55.3s
09:4014°38.6'N007°54.2'E13°35.8'N009°17.7'E14°07.2'N008°36.1'E 1.051 61° 109° 189 km 03m56.7s
09:4215°13.3'N008°27.0'E14°10.2'N009°50.3'E14°41.7'N009°08.8'E 1.051 61° 111° 189 km 03m57.9s
09:4415°47.9'N008°59.4'E14°44.7'N010°22.5'E15°16.3'N009°41.1'E 1.051 62° 113° 188 km 03m59.0s
09:4616°22.5'N009°31.5'E15°19.1'N010°54.4'E15°50.8'N010°13.1'E 1.051 63° 115° 188 km 04m00.1s
09:4816°57.2'N010°03.2'E15°53.5'N011°25.9'E16°25.3'N010°44.7'E 1.051 64° 117° 188 km 04m01.1s
09:5017°31.8'N010°34.7'E16°27.9'N011°57.2'E16°59.8'N011°16.1'E 1.051 64° 119° 188 km 04m02.0s
09:5218°06.5'N011°06.0'E17°02.4'N012°28.2'E17°34.4'N011°47.2'E 1.051 65° 122° 187 km 04m02.8s
09:5418°41.1'N011°37.0'E17°36.8'N012°59.1'E18°08.9'N012°18.2'E 1.051 65° 124° 187 km 04m03.6s
09:5619°15.9'N012°08.0'E18°11.2'N013°29.8'E18°43.5'N012°49.0'E 1.051 66° 127° 187 km 04m04.3s
09:5819°50.6'N012°38.9'E18°45.7'N014°00.4'E19°18.1'N013°19.7'E 1.051 66° 129° 186 km 04m04.8s
10:0020°25.4'N013°09.7'E19°20.2'N014°31.0'E19°52.8'N013°50.4'E 1.051 66° 132° 186 km 04m05.4s
10:0221°00.2'N013°40.5'E19°54.7'N015°01.5'E20°27.4'N014°21.1'E 1.051 67° 135° 186 km 04m05.8s
10:0421°35.1'N014°11.4'E20°29.3'N015°32.1'E21°02.1'N014°51.9'E 1.051 67° 138° 185 km 04m06.1s
10:0622°10.0'N014°42.3'E21°03.9'N016°02.8'E21°36.9'N015°22.6'E 1.052 67° 141° 185 km 04m06.4s
10:0822°44.9'N015°13.4'E21°38.5'N016°33.5'E22°11.7'N015°53.6'E 1.052 67° 144° 184 km 04m06.6s
10:1023°20.0'N015°44.6'E22°13.2'N017°04.4'E22°46.5'N016°24.6'E 1.052 67° 147° 184 km 04m06.7s
10:1223°55.1'N016°16.1'E22°47.9'N017°35.5'E23°21.4'N016°55.9'E 1.052 67° 150° 183 km 04m06.7s
10:1424°30.2'N016°47.7'E23°22.7'N018°06.9'E23°56.4'N017°27.4'E 1.051 67° 153° 183 km 04m06.7s
10:1625°05.4'N017°19.7'E23°57.5'N018°38.5'E24°31.4'N017°59.2'E 1.051 67° 156° 182 km 04m06.5s
10:1825°40.7'N017°52.1'E24°32.4'N019°10.4'E25°06.5'N018°31.3'E 1.051 67° 159° 182 km 04m06.3s
10:2026°16.1'N018°24.8'E25°07.4'N019°42.7'E25°41.7'N019°03.8'E 1.051 67° 162° 181 km 04m06.0s
10:2226°51.6'N018°57.9'E25°42.4'N020°15.3'E26°16.9'N019°36.7'E 1.051 66° 165° 181 km 04m05.6s
10:2427°27.2'N019°31.6'E26°17.5'N020°48.5'E26°52.2'N020°10.1'E 1.051 66° 168° 180 km 04m05.2s
10:2628°02.8'N020°05.8'E26°52.7'N021°22.1'E27°27.7'N020°44.0'E 1.051 66° 170° 180 km 04m04.6s
10:2828°38.6'N020°40.5'E27°28.0'N021°56.3'E28°03.2'N021°18.5'E 1.051 65° 173° 179 km 04m04.0s
10:3029°14.4'N021°15.9'E28°03.3'N022°31.1'E28°38.8'N021°53.6'E 1.051 65° 176° 179 km 04m03.3s
10:3229°50.4'N021°52.1'E28°38.8'N023°06.6'E29°14.5'N022°29.4'E 1.051 64° 178° 178 km 04m02.5s
10:3430°26.4'N022°29.0'E29°14.3'N023°42.8'E29°50.3'N023°06.0'E 1.051 64° 181° 178 km 04m01.6s
10:3631°02.6'N023°06.7'E29°49.9'N024°19.8'E30°26.2'N023°43.3'E 1.051 63° 183° 177 km 04m00.7s
10:3831°38.9'N023°45.3'E30°25.7'N024°57.7'E31°02.2'N024°21.5'E 1.051 62° 186° 176 km 03m59.6s
10:4032°15.3'N024°24.9'E31°01.5'N025°36.4'E31°38.3'N025°00.7'E 1.051 62° 188° 176 km 03m58.5s
10:4232°51.9'N025°05.6'E31°37.5'N026°16.2'E32°14.6'N025°40.9'E 1.050 61° 190° 175 km 03m57.3s
10:4433°28.6'N025°47.4'E32°13.6'N026°57.0'E32°50.9'N026°22.2'E 1.050 60° 192° 175 km 03m56.0s
10:4634°05.4'N026°30.4'E32°49.7'N027°39.0'E33°27.4'N027°04.7'E 1.050 59° 194° 174 km 03m54.6s
10:4834°42.3'N027°14.8'E33°26.1'N028°22.2'E34°04.0'N027°48.5'E 1.050 58° 197° 173 km 03m53.1s
10:5035°19.4'N028°00.5'E34°02.5'N029°06.8'E34°40.8'N028°33.7'E 1.050 57° 199° 173 km 03m51.5s
10:5235°56.6'N028°47.9'E34°39.1'N029°52.8'E35°17.7'N029°20.4'E 1.050 56° 200° 172 km 03m49.8s
10:5436°34.0'N029°36.9'E35°15.8'N030°40.4'E35°54.7'N030°08.6'E 1.050 56° 202° 171 km 03m48.1s
10:5637°11.5'N030°27.7'E35°52.6'N031°29.7'E36°31.9'N030°58.7'E 1.049 55° 204° 170 km 03m46.2s
10:5837°49.2'N031°20.4'E36°29.6'N032°20.8'E37°09.2'N031°50.6'E 1.049 54° 206° 170 km 03m44.3s
11:0038°27.0'N032°15.3'E37°06.7'N033°13.9'E37°46.7'N032°44.6'E 1.049 52° 208° 169 km 03m42.2s
11:0239°05.0'N033°12.5'E37°44.0'N034°09.2'E38°24.3'N033°40.7'E 1.049 51° 210° 168 km 03m40.0s
11:0439°43.2'N034°12.1'E38°21.4'N035°06.7'E39°02.1'N034°39.3'E 1.048 50° 211° 167 km 03m37.8s
11:0640°21.5'N035°14.5'E38°58.9'N036°06.8'E39°40.0'N035°40.5'E 1.048 49° 213° 166 km 03m35.4s
11:0840°59.9'N036°19.8'E39°36.6'N037°09.7'E40°18.1'N036°44.6'E 1.048 48° 215° 166 km 03m32.9s
11:1041°38.5'N037°28.4'E40°14.5'N038°15.6'E40°56.3'N037°51.8'E 1.048 47° 217° 165 km 03m30.3s
11:1242°17.2'N038°40.5'E40°52.4'N039°24.7'E41°34.6'N039°02.4'E 1.047 45° 218° 164 km 03m27.6s
11:1442°56.1'N039°56.6'E41°30.6'N040°37.5'E42°13.1'N040°16.8'E 1.047 44° 220° 163 km 03m24.7s
11:1643°35.1'N041°16.9'E42°08.8'N041°54.4'E42°51.7'N041°35.3'E 1.047 43° 222° 162 km 03m21.8s
11:1844°14.2'N042°42.2'E42°47.2'N043°15.6'E43°30.4'N042°58.5'E 1.046 41° 224° 161 km 03m18.7s
11:2044°53.3'N044°12.8'E43°25.6'N044°41.8'E44°09.2'N044°26.9'E 1.046 40° 225° 160 km 03m15.4s
11:2245°32.6'N045°49.4'E44°04.2'N046°13.6'E44°48.1'N046°01.0'E 1.046 38° 227° 159 km 03m12.0s
11:2446°11.9'N047°33.0'E44°42.8'N047°51.6'E45°27.1'N047°41.7'E 1.045 37° 229° 157 km 03m08.5s
11:2646°51.1'N049°24.3'E45°21.4'N049°36.8'E46°06.0'N049°29.9'E 1.045 35° 231° 156 km 03m04.8s
11:2847°30.3'N051°24.7'E46°00.1'N051°30.2'E46°44.9'N051°26.7'E 1.044 33° 233° 155 km 03m00.8s
11:3048°09.4'N053°35.7'E46°38.6'N053°33.1'E47°23.7'N053°33.5'E 1.044 32° 236° 153 km 02m56.7s
11:3248°48.1'N055°59.3'E47°17.0'N055°47.2'E48°02.3'N055°52.1'E 1.043 30° 238° 152 km 02m52.3s
11:3449°26.5'N058°38.0'E47°55.1'N058°14.9'E48°40.6'N058°25.1'E 1.043 28° 241° 150 km 02m47.6s
11:3650°04.2'N061°35.7'E48°32.8'N060°59.1'E49°18.3'N061°15.8'E 1.042 25° 243° 148 km 02m42.6s
11:3850°40.9'N064°57.9'E49°09.9'N064°04.5'E49°55.2'N064°29.2'E 1.041 23° 246° 146 km 02m37.2s
11:4051°16.1'N068°53.5'E49°45.8'N067°38.0'E50°30.8'N068°13.2'E 1.040 20° 250° 144 km 02m31.2s
11:4251°48.7'N073°38.9'E50°20.0'N071°51.8'E51°04.3'N072°41.7'E 1.040 17° 254° 141 km 02m24.4s
11:4452°16.1'N079°51.8'E50°51.0'N077°10.8'E51°33.7'N078°25.2'E 1.038 13° 259° 138 km 02m16.2s
11:4652°27.7'N090°18.4'E51°14.4'N084°50.3'E51°52.6'N087°09.8'E 1.036 266° 133 km 02m04.8s
Limits52°07.5'N098°59.4'E51°00.6'N098°36.4'E51°34.0'N098°47.7'E 1.034 - 126 km 01m51.2s

ΔT = 65.0 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse10:12:22.710:11:17.723°09.1'N016°28.6'E 67.3° 148.6° 183.5 km04m06.71s
Greatest Duration10:12:45.410:11:40.423°15.7'N016°50.8'E 67.3° 149.2° 183.5 km04m06.72s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 Mar 29

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 Mar 29 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 65.0 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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