Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 . 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 2016 Mar 09
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits01°49.4'S088°16.2'E02°40.5'S088°17.4'E02°15.0'S088°16.8'E 1.027 - 94 km 01m30.1s
00:1802°13.8'S096°01.8'E03°12.7'S097°26.8'E02°43.2'S096°46.6'E 1.030 94° 104 km 01m46.3s
00:2002°18.0'S101°06.8'E03°17.4'S102°06.0'E02°47.6'S101°37.3'E 1.031 14° 94° 110 km 01m57.1s
00:2202°14.7'S104°32.0'E03°15.2'S105°22.8'E02°44.9'S104°58.1'E 1.033 18° 94° 114 km 02m05.3s
00:2402°08.2'S107°14.8'E03°09.8'S108°01.5'E02°38.9'S107°38.7'E 1.033 21° 94° 118 km 02m12.3s
00:2601°59.7'S109°32.6'E03°02.3'S110°16.9'E02°30.9'S109°55.2'E 1.034 24° 94° 121 km 02m18.6s
00:2801°49.9'S111°33.4'E02°53.3'S112°16.2'E02°21.5'S111°55.2'E 1.035 26° 94° 123 km 02m24.4s
00:3001°39.1'S113°21.7'E02°43.2'S114°03.4'E02°11.1'S113°43.0'E 1.036 29° 94° 126 km 02m29.8s
00:3201°27.4'S115°00.3'E02°32.3'S115°41.4'E01°59.8'S115°21.2'E 1.036 31° 94° 128 km 02m34.9s
00:3401°15.2'S116°31.1'E02°20.7'S117°11.8'E01°47.8'S116°51.8'E 1.037 33° 94° 130 km 02m39.7s
00:3601°02.3'S117°55.6'E02°08.4'S118°36.0'E01°35.3'S118°16.1'E 1.037 35° 94° 132 km 02m44.3s
00:3800°49.0'S119°14.7'E01°55.6'S119°54.9'E01°22.2'S119°35.1'E 1.038 36° 94° 134 km 02m48.8s
00:4000°35.2'S120°29.1'E01°42.4'S121°09.2'E01°08.8'S120°49.5'E 1.038 38° 95° 135 km 02m53.0s
00:4200°21.1'S121°39.6'E01°28.8'S122°19.7'E00°54.9'S121°59.9'E 1.039 40° 95° 137 km 02m57.1s
00:4400°06.7'S122°46.6'E01°14.8'S123°26.7'E00°40.7'S123°06.9'E 1.039 41° 95° 138 km 03m01.1s
00:4600°08.0'N123°50.4'E01°00.4'S124°30.6'E00°26.1'S124°10.8'E 1.039 43° 96° 140 km 03m04.9s
00:4800°23.1'N124°51.6'E00°45.8'S125°31.9'E00°11.3'S125°12.0'E 1.040 44° 96° 141 km 03m08.6s
00:5000°38.3'N125°50.2'E00°30.8'S126°30.6'E00°03.8'N126°10.7'E 1.040 46° 96° 142 km 03m12.1s
00:5200°53.8'N126°46.7'E00°15.6'S127°27.2'E00°19.2'N127°07.2'E 1.040 47° 97° 143 km 03m15.6s
00:5401°09.6'N127°41.1'E00°00.2'S128°21.8'E00°34.7'N128°01.6'E 1.041 49° 97° 145 km 03m18.9s
00:5601°25.5'N128°33.7'E00°15.5'N129°14.5'E00°50.5'N128°54.3'E 1.041 50° 98° 146 km 03m22.1s
00:5801°41.6'N129°24.6'E00°31.3'N130°05.6'E01°06.5'N129°45.3'E 1.041 51° 98° 147 km 03m25.2s
01:0001°58.0'N130°13.9'E00°47.4'N130°55.1'E01°22.7'N130°34.7'E 1.042 53° 99° 147 km 03m28.1s
01:0202°14.5'N131°01.9'E01°03.7'N131°43.3'E01°39.1'N131°22.8'E 1.042 54° 100° 148 km 03m31.0s
01:0402°31.1'N131°48.6'E01°20.2'N132°30.1'E01°55.7'N132°09.5'E 1.042 55° 100° 149 km 03m33.8s
01:0602°47.9'N132°34.1'E01°36.8'N133°15.7'E02°12.4'N132°55.1'E 1.042 56° 101° 150 km 03m36.4s
01:0803°04.9'N133°18.5'E01°53.6'N134°00.3'E02°29.3'N133°39.5'E 1.042 57° 102° 150 km 03m39.0s
01:1003°22.1'N134°01.8'E02°10.6'N134°43.8'E02°46.4'N134°23.0'E 1.043 58° 103° 151 km 03m41.4s
01:1203°39.3'N134°44.3'E02°27.8'N135°26.4'E03°03.6'N135°05.5'E 1.043 60° 104° 152 km 03m43.8s
01:1403°56.8'N135°25.8'E02°45.1'N136°08.1'E03°20.9'N135°47.1'E 1.043 61° 105° 152 km 03m46.0s
01:1604°14.3'N136°06.6'E03°02.5'N136°49.0'E03°38.4'N136°27.9'E 1.043 62° 106° 153 km 03m48.2s
01:1804°32.0'N136°46.6'E03°20.1'N137°29.1'E03°56.1'N137°08.0'E 1.043 63° 108° 153 km 03m50.2s
01:2004°49.8'N137°26.0'E03°37.8'N138°08.6'E04°13.9'N137°47.4'E 1.044 64° 109° 153 km 03m52.2s
01:2205°07.8'N138°04.7'E03°55.7'N138°47.4'E04°31.8'N138°26.1'E 1.044 65° 110° 154 km 03m54.0s
01:2405°25.9'N138°42.8'E04°13.7'N139°25.6'E04°49.8'N139°04.3'E 1.044 66° 112° 154 km 03m55.7s
01:2605°44.1'N139°20.4'E04°31.8'N140°03.2'E05°08.0'N139°41.9'E 1.044 67° 114° 154 km 03m57.3s
01:2806°02.4'N139°57.5'E04°50.1'N140°40.4'E05°26.3'N140°19.0'E 1.044 67° 115° 155 km 03m58.9s
01:3006°20.9'N140°34.1'E05°08.5'N141°17.1'E05°44.7'N140°55.7'E 1.044 68° 117° 155 km 04m00.3s
01:3206°39.5'N141°10.3'E05°27.0'N141°53.4'E06°03.3'N141°31.9'E 1.044 69° 120° 155 km 04m01.6s
01:3406°58.2'N141°46.2'E05°45.7'N142°29.3'E06°21.9'N142°07.8'E 1.044 70° 122° 155 km 04m02.8s
01:3607°17.0'N142°21.7'E06°04.4'N143°04.8'E06°40.7'N142°43.3'E 1.044 71° 124° 155 km 04m03.9s
01:3807°35.9'N142°57.0'E06°23.3'N143°40.1'E06°59.6'N143°18.6'E 1.045 71° 127° 155 km 04m05.0s
01:4007°55.0'N143°31.9'E06°42.4'N144°15.0'E07°18.7'N143°53.5'E 1.045 72° 130° 156 km 04m05.9s
01:4208°14.2'N144°06.7'E07°01.5'N144°49.8'E07°37.8'N144°28.3'E 1.045 73° 133° 156 km 04m06.7s
01:4408°33.5'N144°41.2'E07°20.8'N145°24.3'E07°57.1'N145°02.8'E 1.045 73° 136° 156 km 04m07.4s
01:4608°52.9'N145°15.6'E07°40.2'N145°58.6'E08°16.5'N145°37.1'E 1.045 74° 140° 156 km 04m08.0s
01:4809°12.4'N145°49.8'E07°59.7'N146°32.8'E08°36.0'N146°11.3'E 1.045 74° 144° 156 km 04m08.5s
01:5009°32.1'N146°24.0'E08°19.3'N147°06.9'E08°55.7'N146°45.4'E 1.045 74° 148° 155 km 04m08.9s
01:5209°51.9'N146°58.0'E08°39.0'N147°40.8'E09°15.4'N147°19.5'E 1.045 75° 152° 155 km 04m09.2s
01:5410°11.8'N147°32.1'E08°58.9'N148°14.8'E09°35.3'N147°53.4'E 1.045 75° 156° 155 km 04m09.4s
01:5610°31.8'N148°06.1'E09°18.9'N148°48.6'E09°55.3'N148°27.4'E 1.045 75° 160° 155 km 04m09.5s
01:5810°51.9'N148°40.1'E09°39.0'N149°22.5'E10°15.5'N149°01.3'E 1.045 75° 164° 155 km 04m09.5s
02:0011°12.2'N149°14.2'E09°59.3'N149°56.5'E10°35.7'N149°35.3'E 1.045 75° 168° 155 km 04m09.4s
02:0211°32.6'N149°48.3'E10°19.7'N150°30.4'E10°56.1'N150°09.4'E 1.045 75° 173° 155 km 04m09.2s
02:0411°53.1'N150°22.6'E10°40.2'N151°04.5'E11°16.6'N150°43.6'E 1.045 74° 177° 154 km 04m08.8s
02:0612°13.7'N150°57.0'E11°00.8'N151°38.7'E11°37.2'N151°17.9'E 1.045 74° 181° 154 km 04m08.4s
02:0812°34.5'N151°31.6'E11°21.6'N152°13.1'E11°58.0'N151°52.3'E 1.045 74° 184° 154 km 04m07.9s
02:1012°55.4'N152°06.4'E11°42.4'N152°47.6'E12°18.9'N152°27.0'E 1.045 73° 188° 154 km 04m07.3s
02:1213°16.4'N152°41.4'E12°03.5'N153°22.4'E12°39.9'N153°01.8'E 1.045 73° 191° 153 km 04m06.6s
02:1413°37.6'N153°16.7'E12°24.6'N153°57.4'E13°01.1'N153°37.0'E 1.045 72° 195° 153 km 04m05.8s
02:1613°58.9'N153°52.3'E12°45.9'N154°32.7'E13°22.4'N154°12.4'E 1.045 71° 198° 153 km 04m04.9s
02:1814°20.3'N154°28.2'E13°07.4'N155°08.3'E13°43.8'N154°48.2'E 1.045 71° 201° 152 km 04m03.9s
02:2014°41.9'N155°04.5'E13°29.0'N155°44.2'E14°05.4'N155°24.3'E 1.045 70° 203° 152 km 04m02.8s
02:2215°03.6'N155°41.3'E13°50.7'N156°20.6'E14°27.1'N156°00.9'E 1.045 69° 206° 152 km 04m01.6s
02:2415°25.5'N156°18.4'E14°12.6'N156°57.4'E14°49.0'N156°37.9'E 1.044 68° 208° 151 km 04m00.3s
02:2615°47.6'N156°56.1'E14°34.6'N157°34.7'E15°11.0'N157°15.3'E 1.044 68° 210° 151 km 03m58.9s
02:2816°09.8'N157°34.4'E14°56.8'N158°12.5'E15°33.2'N157°53.4'E 1.044 67° 212° 150 km 03m57.4s
02:3016°32.1'N158°13.2'E15°19.1'N158°50.8'E15°55.6'N158°32.0'E 1.044 66° 214° 150 km 03m55.8s
02:3216°54.6'N158°52.7'E15°41.7'N159°29.8'E16°18.1'N159°11.2'E 1.044 65° 216° 149 km 03m54.1s
02:3417°17.3'N159°32.9'E16°04.4'N160°09.5'E16°40.8'N159°51.1'E 1.044 64° 218° 149 km 03m52.3s
02:3617°40.2'N160°13.8'E16°27.2'N160°49.8'E17°03.6'N160°31.7'E 1.044 63° 219° 148 km 03m50.4s
02:3818°03.2'N160°55.6'E16°50.3'N161°31.0'E17°26.6'N161°13.2'E 1.044 62° 221° 148 km 03m48.4s
02:4018°26.4'N161°38.2'E17°13.5'N162°13.0'E17°49.9'N161°55.5'E 1.043 61° 222° 147 km 03m46.4s
02:4218°49.8'N162°21.8'E17°36.9'N162°55.9'E18°13.3'N162°38.7'E 1.043 60° 224° 147 km 03m44.2s
02:4419°13.4'N163°06.4'E18°00.6'N163°39.8'E18°36.9'N163°23.0'E 1.043 59° 225° 146 km 03m41.9s
02:4619°37.3'N163°52.1'E18°24.4'N164°24.8'E19°00.7'N164°08.3'E 1.043 57° 226° 145 km 03m39.5s
02:4820°01.3'N164°39.0'E18°48.5'N165°10.9'E19°24.8'N164°54.8'E 1.043 56° 228° 145 km 03m37.1s
02:5020°25.5'N165°27.2'E19°12.8'N165°58.3'E19°49.0'N165°42.6'E 1.043 55° 229° 144 km 03m34.5s
02:5220°50.0'N166°16.9'E19°37.3'N166°47.0'E20°13.5'N166°31.8'E 1.042 54° 230° 143 km 03m31.8s
02:5421°14.7'N167°08.0'E20°02.1'N167°37.2'E20°38.3'N167°22.4'E 1.042 53° 231° 143 km 03m29.1s
02:5621°39.7'N168°00.8'E20°27.1'N168°29.0'E21°03.3'N168°14.7'E 1.042 51° 232° 142 km 03m26.2s
02:5822°05.0'N168°55.4'E20°52.4'N169°22.6'E21°28.6'N169°08.8'E 1.042 50° 233° 141 km 03m23.2s
03:0022°30.5'N169°52.0'E21°18.0'N170°18.0'E21°54.1'N170°04.8'E 1.041 49° 234° 140 km 03m20.1s
03:0222°56.3'N170°50.7'E21°43.9'N171°15.6'E22°20.0'N171°02.9'E 1.041 47° 235° 139 km 03m16.9s
03:0423°22.4'N171°51.8'E22°10.2'N172°15.4'E22°46.2'N172°03.4'E 1.041 46° 236° 138 km 03m13.6s
03:0623°48.9'N172°55.6'E22°36.8'N173°17.8'E23°12.7'N173°06.4'E 1.040 45° 237° 137 km 03m10.2s
03:0824°15.8'N174°02.2'E23°03.8'N174°22.9'E23°39.6'N174°12.3'E 1.040 43° 238° 136 km 03m06.7s
03:1024°43.0'N175°12.2'E23°31.1'N175°31.2'E24°07.0'N175°21.4'E 1.040 42° 239° 135 km 03m03.0s
03:1225°10.7'N176°25.7'E23°59.0'N176°43.0'E24°34.7'N176°34.0'E 1.039 40° 240° 134 km 02m59.2s
03:1425°38.8'N177°43.4'E24°27.3'N177°58.8'E25°02.9'N177°50.7'E 1.039 38° 242° 132 km 02m55.2s
03:1626°07.4'N179°05.7'E24°56.1'N179°19.1'E25°31.7'N179°12.0'E 1.039 37° 243° 131 km 02m51.1s
03:1826°36.6'N179°26.5'W25°25.6'N179°15.5'W26°01.0'N179°21.4'W 1.038 35° 244° 130 km 02m46.8s
03:2027°06.5'N177°52.3'W25°55.7'N177°43.9'W26°31.0'N177°48.6'W 1.038 33° 245° 128 km 02m42.4s
03:2227°37.1'N176°10.7'W26°26.6'N176°05.2'W27°01.7'N176°08.4'W 1.037 31° 246° 126 km 02m37.7s
03:2428°08.5'N174°20.0'W26°58.4'N174°17.9'W27°33.3'N174°19.5'W 1.037 29° 247° 125 km 02m32.7s
03:2628°41.0'N172°18.0'W27°31.3'N172°19.9'W28°06.0'N172°19.5'W 1.036 27° 249° 123 km 02m27.5s
03:2829°14.7'N170°01.5'W28°05.5'N170°08.3'W28°40.0'N170°05.5'W 1.035 24° 250° 120 km 02m21.9s
03:3029°50.2'N167°25.4'W28°41.4'N167°38.5'W29°15.7'N167°32.7'W 1.034 22° 252° 118 km 02m15.8s
03:3230°27.9'N164°21.0'W29°19.7'N164°42.7'W29°53.7'N164°32.8'W 1.034 18° 254° 115 km 02m09.0s
03:3431°09.4'N160°29.7'W30°01.7'N161°05.4'W30°35.4'N160°48.8'W 1.032 15° 256° 111 km 02m01.1s
03:3631°58.6'N154°55.7'W30°50.9'N156°03.5'W31°24.6'N155°32.2'W 1.031 10° 259° 107 km 01m51.0s
Limits33°01.1'N144°33.2'W32°08.5'N144°33.1'W32°34.8'N144°33.2'W 1.028 - 97 km 01m33.1s

ΔT = 68.0 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse01:58:19.501:57:11.510°07.3'N148°30.5'E 74.8° 162.5° 155.1 km04m09.49s
Greatest Duration01:57:59.901:56:51.910°04.0'N148°42.1'E 74.8° 161.8° 155.1 km04m09.49s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 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 68.0 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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