Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 Aug 01

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 Aug 01 . 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 2008 Aug 01
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits68°44.0'N105°22.1'W67°49.1'N101°01.6'W68°16.9'N103°08.2'W 1.030 - 206 km 01m30.0s
09:2469°23.3'N104°14.8'W75°41.4'N082°12.0'W73°57.3'N091°30.5'W 1.032 45° 213 km 01m40.6s
09:2675°35.6'N091°55.3'W78°01.3'N073°22.0'W77°07.0'N082°40.2'W 1.033 11° 55° 217 km 01m46.9s
09:2878°26.1'N083°56.6'W79°44.7'N064°08.2'W79°18.3'N074°05.5'W 1.034 13° 64° 218 km 01m51.5s
09:3080°32.2'N075°33.7'W81°02.5'N053°56.5'W80°58.6'N064°36.4'W 1.035 16° 74° 219 km 01m55.3s
09:3282°11.1'N065°44.6'W81°58.1'N042°35.4'W82°14.7'N053°37.0'W 1.035 17° 85° 220 km 01m58.6s
09:3483°26.7'N053°41.1'W82°32.8'N030°16.7'W83°08.3'N040°52.5'W 1.036 19° 99° 221 km 02m01.6s
09:3684°18.6'N038°56.6'W82°47.2'N017°37.4'W83°38.8'N026°43.3'W 1.036 21° 114° 222 km 02m04.2s
09:3884°44.2'N022°05.9'W82°43.3'N005°27.4'W83°46.7'N012°12.6'W 1.036 22° 129° 222 km 02m06.6s
09:4084°43.5'N005°05.9'W82°24.3'N005°31.8'E83°34.5'N001°19.9'E 1.037 23° 143° 223 km 02m08.9s
09:4284°20.7'N009°53.8'E81°53.7'N015°00.4'E83°06.5'N013°00.4'E 1.037 24° 156° 224 km 02m10.9s
09:4483°42.2'N021°57.0'E81°14.9'N022°58.5'E82°27.5'N022°36.4'E 1.037 25° 166° 224 km 02m12.8s
09:4682°54.0'N031°16.3'E80°30.4'N029°36.7'E81°41.3'N030°21.4'E 1.038 26° 175° 225 km 02m14.5s
09:4882°00.3'N038°27.8'E79°42.2'N035°08.9'E80°50.5'N036°37.0'E 1.038 27° 182° 225 km 02m16.1s
09:5081°03.5'N044°06.2'E78°51.5'N039°48.2'E79°57.0'N041°43.6'E 1.038 28° 188° 226 km 02m17.5s
09:5280°05.1'N048°37.2'E77°59.3'N043°45.3'E79°02.0'N045°57.5'E 1.038 29° 193° 226 km 02m18.9s
09:5479°06.0'N052°19.1'E77°06.2'N047°09.1'E78°06.0'N049°31.0'E 1.038 29° 198° 227 km 02m20.1s
09:5678°06.8'N055°24.7'E76°12.5'N050°06.1'E77°09.7'N052°33.3'E 1.039 30° 202° 227 km 02m21.2s
09:5877°07.6'N058°02.8'E75°18.6'N052°41.6'E76°13.3'N055°11.3'E 1.039 30° 206° 228 km 02m22.2s
10:0076°08.7'N060°19.7'E74°24.6'N054°59.6'E75°17.0'N057°29.8'E 1.039 31° 209° 229 km 02m23.1s
10:0275°10.2'N062°20.0'E73°30.7'N057°03.2'E74°20.8'N059°32.8'E 1.039 31° 212° 229 km 02m24.0s
10:0474°12.2'N064°07.1'E72°36.9'N058°55.0'E73°24.9'N061°23.1'E 1.039 32° 215° 230 km 02m24.7s
10:0673°14.6'N065°43.5'E71°43.3'N060°36.8'E72°29.4'N063°03.0'E 1.039 32° 218° 231 km 02m25.3s
10:0872°17.4'N067°11.3'E70°49.9'N062°10.3'E71°34.1'N064°34.3'E 1.039 33° 220° 232 km 02m25.8s
10:1071°20.7'N068°31.8'E69°56.7'N063°36.8'E70°39.2'N065°58.4'E 1.039 33° 223° 232 km 02m26.3s
10:1270°24.4'N069°46.4'E69°03.7'N064°57.3'E69°44.6'N067°16.5'E 1.039 33° 225° 233 km 02m26.6s
10:1469°28.5'N070°56.0'E68°11.0'N066°12.6'E68°50.3'N068°29.4'E 1.039 33° 228° 234 km 02m26.9s
10:1668°32.9'N072°01.4'E67°18.5'N067°23.6'E67°56.2'N069°38.0'E 1.039 33° 230° 235 km 02m27.1s
10:1867°37.6'N073°03.3'E66°26.1'N068°30.7'E67°02.5'N070°42.9'E 1.039 33° 232° 236 km 02m27.2s
10:2066°42.7'N074°02.3'E65°33.9'N069°34.7'E66°08.9'N071°44.7'E 1.039 33° 234° 236 km 02m27.2s
10:2265°48.0'N074°58.7'E64°41.9'N070°35.9'E65°15.5'N072°43.8'E 1.039 34° 236° 237 km 02m27.1s
10:2464°53.5'N075°53.0'E63°50.0'N071°34.7'E64°22.3'N073°40.6'E 1.039 33° 238° 238 km 02m26.9s
10:2663°59.1'N076°45.6'E62°58.2'N072°31.5'E63°29.3'N074°35.5'E 1.039 33° 240° 239 km 02m26.7s
10:2863°04.9'N077°36.8'E62°06.4'N073°26.6'E62°36.3'N075°28.8'E 1.039 33° 242° 240 km 02m26.4s
10:3062°10.8'N078°26.8'E61°14.7'N074°20.3'E61°43.4'N076°20.9'E 1.039 33° 244° 241 km 02m25.9s
10:3261°16.7'N079°16.0'E60°23.0'N075°12.8'E60°50.5'N077°11.9'E 1.039 33° 246° 242 km 02m25.5s
10:3460°22.7'N080°04.5'E59°31.2'N076°04.5'E59°57.6'N078°02.1'E 1.039 33° 248° 243 km 02m24.9s
10:3659°28.6'N080°52.7'E58°39.4'N076°55.4'E59°04.6'N078°51.7'E 1.039 32° 250° 244 km 02m24.2s
10:3858°34.4'N081°40.6'E57°47.5'N077°45.9'E58°11.6'N079°41.1'E 1.039 32° 251° 245 km 02m23.4s
10:4057°40.1'N082°28.6'E56°55.4'N078°36.1'E57°18.4'N080°30.3'E 1.039 32° 253° 246 km 02m22.6s
10:4256°45.5'N083°16.8'E56°03.1'N079°26.4'E56°25.0'N081°19.5'E 1.039 31° 255° 247 km 02m21.7s
10:4455°50.7'N084°05.5'E55°10.6'N080°16.7'E55°31.4'N082°09.1'E 1.038 31° 257° 248 km 02m20.7s
10:4654°55.6'N084°54.8'E54°17.8'N081°07.5'E54°37.4'N082°59.3'E 1.038 30° 258° 249 km 02m19.5s
10:4854°00.1'N085°45.2'E53°24.6'N081°58.9'E53°43.1'N083°50.2'E 1.038 29° 260° 249 km 02m18.3s
10:5053°04.1'N086°36.7'E52°31.0'N082°51.1'E52°48.3'N084°42.1'E 1.038 29° 262° 250 km 02m17.0s
10:5252°07.5'N087°29.7'E51°36.8'N083°44.5'E51°52.9'N085°35.3'E 1.038 28° 263° 251 km 02m15.6s
10:5451°10.2'N088°24.6'E50°42.1'N084°39.2'E50°57.0'N086°30.1'E 1.038 27° 265° 251 km 02m14.1s
10:5650°12.1'N089°21.8'E49°46.7'N085°35.7'E50°00.2'N087°26.9'E 1.037 26° 267° 251 km 02m12.4s
10:5849°13.0'N090°21.6'E48°50.5'N086°34.3'E49°02.6'N088°26.1'E 1.037 26° 268° 252 km 02m10.7s
11:0048°12.7'N091°24.7'E47°53.3'N087°35.5'E48°03.9'N089°28.1'E 1.037 25° 270° 252 km 02m08.8s
11:0247°11.0'N092°31.8'E46°54.9'N088°39.8'E47°04.0'N090°33.7'E 1.036 23° 271° 251 km 02m06.8s
11:0446°07.6'N093°43.8'E45°55.2'N089°47.8'E46°02.5'N091°43.5'E 1.036 22° 273° 251 km 02m04.6s
11:0645°01.9'N095°02.0'E44°53.9'N091°00.5'E44°59.1'N092°58.7'E 1.036 21° 275° 250 km 02m02.2s
11:0843°53.5'N096°28.0'E43°50.4'N092°19.0'E43°53.4'N094°20.6'E 1.035 20° 276° 248 km 01m59.6s
11:1042°41.5'N098°04.6'E42°44.5'N093°44.9'E42°44.6'N095°51.1'E 1.035 18° 278° 246 km 01m56.8s
11:1241°24.3'N099°55.8'E41°35.1'N095°20.4'E41°31.8'N097°33.4'E 1.034 16° 280° 243 km 01m53.6s
11:1439°59.4'N102°09.4'E40°21.2'N097°09.3'E40°13.1'N099°32.7'E 1.034 14° 282° 238 km 01m50.0s
11:1638°20.6'N105°03.5'E39°00.6'N099°18.1'E38°45.3'N101°58.9'E 1.033 12° 284° 233 km 01m45.7s
11:1836°03.5'N109°50.2'E37°28.7'N101°59.7'E36°59.5'N105°18.3'E 1.032 286° 224 km 01m40.2s
Limits34°14.6'N114°34.6'E32°45.1'N113°13.3'E33°29.4'N113°53.3'E 1.029 - 200 km 01m27.9s

ΔT = 65.7 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse10:22:12.310:21:06.765°39.2'N072°01.3'E 33.5° 235.2° 236.9 km02m27.14s
Greatest Duration10:20:17.010:19:11.466°30.6'N071°20.0'E 33.5° 233.2° 236.1 km02m27.18s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 Aug 01

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 Aug 01 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 65.7 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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