Path of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2008 Feb 07

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's antumbral shadow during the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2008 Feb 07 . 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 .

Annular Solar Eclipse of 2008 Feb 07
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits73°43.2'S064°28.1'W71°48.5'S080°58.3'W72°57.4'S072°31.9'W 0.960 - 581 km 02m14.1s
03:2480°00.4'S091°21.8'W - - 73°38.6'S073°42.2'W 0.960 205° 574 km 02m14.1s
03:2680°26.0'S103°19.2'W - - 77°21.0'S088°00.7'W 0.962 219° 519 km 02m13.6s
03:2880°19.0'S114°01.8'W - - 78°16.1'S099°08.8'W 0.963 229° 496 km 02m13.4s
03:3079°50.6'S123°00.0'W75°06.3'S092°46.7'W78°26.0'S109°00.7'W 0.963 10° 238° 479 km 02m13.2s
03:3279°08.4'S130°12.6'W76°00.1'S102°56.2'W78°09.8'S117°26.4'W 0.963 11° 245° 467 km 02m13.0s
03:3478°17.7'S135°54.0'W76°05.7'S111°16.6'W77°37.1'S124°25.0'W 0.964 12° 252° 457 km 02m12.8s
03:3677°21.8'S140°24.8'W75°47.2'S118°12.7'W76°53.8'S130°05.1'W 0.964 13° 256° 450 km 02m12.7s
03:3876°22.8'S143°52.5'W75°14.0'S123°55.8'W76°03.6'S134°39.1'W 0.964 14° 260° 445 km 02m12.6s
03:4075°22.0'S146°39.0'W74°31.5'S128°37.0'W75°09.2'S138°19.5'W 0.964 14° 263° 441 km 02m12.4s
03:4274°20.3'S148°51.3'W73°42.8'S132°26.6'W74°11.9'S141°17.1'W 0.964 15° 265° 438 km 02m12.3s
03:4473°18.1'S150°36.7'W72°49.9'S135°34.1'W73°12.9'S143°40.1'W 0.965 15° 267° 436 km 02m12.2s
03:4672°15.8'S152°00.7'W71°54.3'S138°07.0'W72°12.8'S145°35.7'W 0.965 16° 268° 436 km 02m12.1s
03:4871°13.6'S153°07.6'W70°56.7'S140°11.5'W71°12.0'S147°08.8'W 0.965 16° 268° 436 km 02m12.0s
03:5070°11.5'S154°00.3'W69°57.8'S141°52.5'W70°10.9'S148°23.6'W 0.965 16° 269° 437 km 02m11.9s
03:5269°09.6'S154°41.2'W68°57.9'S143°13.9'W69°09.5'S149°23.1'W 0.965 16° 269° 439 km 02m11.8s
03:5468°07.9'S155°12.3'W67°57.2'S144°18.6'W68°08.0'S150°09.6'W 0.965 16° 269° 442 km 02m11.7s
03:5667°06.5'S155°34.7'W66°56.0'S145°09.2'W67°06.4'S150°45.0'W 0.965 16° 269° 446 km 02m11.6s
03:5866°05.1'S155°49.7'W65°54.3'S145°47.3'W66°04.7'S151°10.7'W 0.965 16° 268° 451 km 02m11.6s
04:0065°03.9'S155°57.9'W64°52.0'S146°13.4'W65°02.8'S151°27.7'W 0.965 16° 268° 456 km 02m11.5s
04:0264°02.6'S156°00.0'W63°49.1'S146°29.5'W64°00.8'S151°36.7'W 0.965 16° 267° 463 km 02m11.5s
04:0463°01.4'S155°56.4'W62°45.6'S146°35.9'W62°58.5'S151°38.3'W 0.965 16° 266° 470 km 02m11.4s
04:0661°59.9'S155°47.3'W61°41.2'S146°32.8'W61°55.8'S151°32.8'W 0.965 15° 266° 477 km 02m11.4s
04:0860°58.2'S155°32.8'W60°35.7'S146°20.2'W60°52.5'S151°20.3'W 0.965 15° 265° 486 km 02m11.4s
04:1059°56.1'S155°13.0'W59°28.9'S145°57.5'W59°48.6'S151°00.7'W 0.965 14° 264° 495 km 02m11.4s
04:1258°53.4'S154°47.6'W58°20.1'S145°23.5'W58°43.6'S150°33.6'W 0.964 14° 263° 506 km 02m11.4s
04:1457°50.0'S154°16.4'W57°08.8'S144°36.3'W57°37.4'S149°58.6'W 0.964 13° 262° 516 km 02m11.4s
04:1656°45.5'S153°38.7'W55°53.7'S143°32.1'W56°29.4'S149°13.6'W 0.964 12° 260° 527 km 02m11.5s
04:1855°39.6'S152°53.7'W54°32.4'S142°03.0'W55°18.9'S148°17.5'W 0.964 11° 259° 539 km 02m11.5s
04:2054°31.9'S151°59.8'W52°59.0'S139°48.8'W54°05.0'S147°06.6'W 0.963 10° 257° 550 km 02m11.6s
04:2253°21.6'S150°55.5'W50°26.8'S134°08.6'W52°45.5'S145°34.5'W 0.963 256° 560 km 02m11.7s
04:2452°07.6'S149°36.6'W - - 51°16.2'S143°26.3'W 0.963 253° 568 km 02m11.9s
04:2650°47.9'S147°56.7'W - - 49°19.2'S139°42.0'W 0.962 250° 571 km 02m12.2s
Limits45°47.4'S137°34.8'W50°00.2'S132°40.5'W47°45.5'S135°21.5'W 0.961 - 565 km 02m12.6s

ΔT = 65.5 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse03:56:10.503:55:05.067°34.6'S150°46.5'W 16.3° 268.8° 444.4 km02m11.68s
Greatest Duration03:25:03.403:23:57.972°57.4'S072°31.9'W 0.0° 204.1° 581.2 km02m14.11s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2008 Feb 07

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2008 Feb 07 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 65.5 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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