Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2020 Dec 14

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2020 Dec 14 . 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 2020 Dec 14
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits07°38.1'S132°45.2'W07°54.0'S132°55.7'W07°46.0'S132°50.4'W 1.009 - 35 km 00m28.8s
14:3411°15.4'S124°51.0'W11°06.9'S126°03.1'W11°11.6'S125°26.4'W 1.012 112° 45 km 00m38.9s
14:3613°29.5'S120°26.9'W13°31.8'S121°21.9'W13°30.8'S120°54.2'W 1.013 14° 111° 51 km 00m46.1s
14:3815°07.5'S117°24.4'W15°14.5'S118°14.2'W15°11.1'S117°49.2'W 1.014 18° 110° 55 km 00m51.4s
14:4016°29.1'S114°57.7'W16°39.2'S115°45.0'W16°34.3'S115°21.3'W 1.015 21° 109° 59 km 00m55.8s
14:4217°40.8'S112°52.5'W17°53.3'S113°38.3'W17°47.2'S113°15.3'W 1.016 23° 108° 62 km 00m59.8s
14:4418°45.6'S111°01.7'W19°00.0'S111°46.5'W18°52.9'S111°24.1'W 1.017 26° 107° 64 km 01m03.5s
14:4619°45.2'S109°21.5'W20°01.3'S110°05.6'W19°53.3'S109°43.5'W 1.017 28° 106° 67 km 01m06.8s
14:4820°40.6'S107°49.4'W20°58.3'S108°33.0'W20°49.5'S108°11.1'W 1.018 30° 105° 69 km 01m10.0s
14:5021°32.6'S106°23.7'W21°51.7'S107°06.9'W21°42.3'S106°45.2'W 1.018 32° 105° 70 km 01m13.0s
14:5222°21.8'S105°03.2'W22°42.2'S105°46.0'W22°32.1'S105°24.5'W 1.019 34° 104° 72 km 01m15.9s
14:5423°08.6'S103°47.0'W23°30.2'S104°29.5'W23°19.5'S104°08.2'W 1.019 36° 103° 73 km 01m18.6s
14:5623°53.2'S102°34.4'W24°16.0'S103°16.7'W24°04.7'S102°55.5'W 1.020 38° 102° 75 km 01m21.3s
14:5824°36.0'S101°25.0'W24°59.8'S102°07.0'W24°48.0'S101°45.9'W 1.020 39° 101° 76 km 01m23.8s
15:0025°17.0'S100°18.1'W25°41.8'S100°59.9'W25°29.5'S100°38.9'W 1.020 41° 100° 77 km 01m26.2s
15:0225°56.5'S099°13.6'W26°22.3'S099°55.1'W26°09.5'S099°34.3'W 1.021 42° 99° 78 km 01m28.6s
15:0426°34.6'S098°11.0'W27°01.3'S098°52.4'W26°48.0'S098°31.6'W 1.021 44° 97° 79 km 01m30.9s
15:0627°11.3'S097°10.2'W27°39.0'S097°51.3'W27°25.3'S097°30.7'W 1.021 45° 96° 80 km 01m33.1s
15:0827°46.9'S096°10.9'W28°15.5'S096°51.7'W28°01.3'S096°31.3'W 1.022 47° 95° 81 km 01m35.2s
15:1028°21.4'S095°13.0'W28°50.8'S095°53.5'W28°36.2'S095°33.2'W 1.022 48° 94° 82 km 01m37.2s
15:1228°54.7'S094°16.2'W29°25.0'S094°56.4'W29°10.0'S094°36.2'W 1.022 49° 93° 83 km 01m39.2s
15:1429°27.1'S093°20.5'W29°58.2'S094°00.4'W29°42.7'S093°40.3'W 1.022 50° 91° 83 km 01m41.1s
15:1629°58.6'S092°25.7'W30°30.4'S093°05.2'W30°14.6'S092°45.4'W 1.023 52° 90° 84 km 01m43.0s
15:1830°29.1'S091°31.7'W31°01.7'S092°10.8'W30°45.5'S091°51.1'W 1.023 53° 89° 85 km 01m44.8s
15:2030°58.7'S090°38.3'W31°32.2'S091°17.1'W31°15.5'S090°57.6'W 1.023 54° 87° 85 km 01m46.5s
15:2231°27.6'S089°45.6'W32°01.7'S090°24.0'W31°44.7'S090°04.7'W 1.023 55° 86° 86 km 01m48.2s
15:2431°55.6'S088°53.4'W32°30.5'S089°31.4'W32°13.1'S089°12.3'W 1.023 56° 84° 86 km 01m49.8s
15:2632°22.9'S088°01.7'W32°58.5'S088°39.2'W32°40.7'S088°20.3'W 1.024 57° 82° 87 km 01m51.3s
15:2832°49.4'S087°10.4'W33°25.7'S087°47.3'W33°07.6'S087°28.7'W 1.024 58° 81° 87 km 01m52.8s
15:3033°15.2'S086°19.3'W33°52.1'S086°55.8'W33°33.7'S086°37.5'W 1.024 59° 79° 88 km 01m54.2s
15:3233°40.3'S085°28.6'W34°17.9'S086°04.5'W33°59.1'S085°46.4'W 1.024 60° 77° 88 km 01m55.6s
15:3434°04.7'S084°38.1'W34°42.9'S085°13.3'W34°23.8'S084°55.6'W 1.024 61° 75° 88 km 01m56.9s
15:3634°28.4'S083°47.7'W35°07.2'S084°22.3'W34°47.8'S084°04.9'W 1.024 62° 73° 89 km 01m58.1s
15:3834°51.4'S082°57.4'W35°30.9'S083°31.4'W35°11.2'S083°14.4'W 1.024 63° 71° 89 km 01m59.3s
15:4035°13.8'S082°07.3'W35°53.8'S082°40.6'W35°33.9'S082°23.8'W 1.025 64° 69° 89 km 02m00.4s
15:4235°35.6'S081°17.1'W36°16.2'S081°49.8'W35°55.9'S081°33.4'W 1.025 65° 66° 89 km 02m01.5s
15:4435°56.7'S080°27.0'W36°37.8'S080°58.9'W36°17.3'S080°42.9'W 1.025 66° 64° 90 km 02m02.5s
15:4636°17.2'S079°36.8'W36°58.9'S080°07.9'W36°38.0'S079°52.3'W 1.025 67° 61° 90 km 02m03.4s
15:4836°37.0'S078°46.6'W37°19.2'S079°16.9'W36°58.2'S079°01.7'W 1.025 67° 58° 90 km 02m04.3s
15:5036°56.3'S077°56.3'W37°39.0'S078°25.7'W37°17.7'S078°10.9'W 1.025 68° 55° 90 km 02m05.1s
15:5237°14.9'S077°05.8'W37°58.1'S077°34.4'W37°36.5'S077°20.0'W 1.025 69° 52° 90 km 02m05.8s
15:5437°32.9'S076°15.2'W38°16.6'S076°42.9'W37°54.8'S076°29.0'W 1.025 70° 49° 90 km 02m06.5s
15:5637°50.3'S075°24.4'W38°34.4'S075°51.1'W38°12.4'S075°37.7'W 1.025 70° 46° 90 km 02m07.1s
15:5838°07.2'S074°33.5'W38°51.6'S074°59.1'W38°29.4'S074°46.2'W 1.025 71° 42° 90 km 02m07.7s
16:0038°23.3'S073°42.2'W39°08.2'S074°06.9'W38°45.8'S073°54.5'W 1.025 71° 38° 90 km 02m08.1s
16:0238°38.9'S072°50.8'W39°24.2'S073°14.4'W39°01.6'S073°02.5'W 1.025 72° 35° 90 km 02m08.6s
16:0438°53.9'S071°59.0'W39°39.5'S072°21.5'W39°16.7'S072°10.2'W 1.025 72° 31° 90 km 02m08.9s
16:0639°08.3'S071°07.0'W39°54.2'S071°28.4'W39°31.3'S071°17.6'W 1.025 72° 26° 90 km 02m09.2s
16:0839°22.0'S070°14.6'W40°08.3'S070°34.9'W39°45.2'S070°24.7'W 1.025 72° 22° 90 km 02m09.4s
16:1039°35.2'S069°21.9'W40°21.7'S069°41.0'W39°58.5'S069°31.4'W 1.025 73° 18° 90 km 02m09.6s
16:1239°47.7'S068°28.8'W40°34.5'S068°46.7'W40°11.1'S068°37.7'W 1.025 73° 14° 90 km 02m09.7s
16:1439°59.6'S067°35.4'W40°46.6'S067°52.1'W40°23.1'S067°43.7'W 1.025 73° 90 km 02m09.7s
16:1640°10.9'S066°41.6'W40°58.1'S066°57.0'W40°34.5'S066°49.3'W 1.025 73° 90 km 02m09.6s
16:1840°21.5'S065°47.3'W41°08.9'S066°01.5'W40°45.2'S065°54.4'W 1.025 73° 90 km 02m09.5s
16:2040°31.5'S064°52.7'W41°19.0'S065°05.5'W40°55.3'S064°59.1'W 1.025 72° 356° 90 km 02m09.3s
16:2240°40.8'S063°57.6'W41°28.5'S064°09.0'W41°04.7'S064°03.3'W 1.025 72° 352° 90 km 02m09.1s
16:2440°49.5'S063°02.0'W41°37.3'S063°12.1'W41°13.4'S063°07.1'W 1.025 72° 348° 90 km 02m08.8s
16:2640°57.5'S062°06.0'W41°45.4'S062°14.7'W41°21.4'S062°10.4'W 1.025 71° 344° 89 km 02m08.4s
16:2841°04.9'S061°09.5'W41°52.7'S061°16.8'W41°28.8'S061°13.2'W 1.025 71° 340° 89 km 02m07.9s
16:3041°11.5'S060°12.5'W41°59.4'S060°18.3'W41°35.5'S060°15.4'W 1.025 70° 336° 89 km 02m07.4s
16:3241°17.5'S059°14.9'W42°05.4'S059°19.3'W41°41.4'S059°17.2'W 1.025 70° 333° 89 km 02m06.8s
16:3441°22.8'S058°16.8'W42°10.6'S058°19.8'W41°46.7'S058°18.4'W 1.025 69° 329° 88 km 02m06.1s
16:3641°27.4'S057°18.2'W42°15.0'S057°19.7'W41°51.2'S057°19.0'W 1.025 68° 326° 88 km 02m05.4s
16:3841°31.2'S056°19.0'W42°18.7'S056°19.0'W41°55.0'S056°19.0'W 1.025 68° 323° 88 km 02m04.6s
16:4041°34.3'S055°19.2'W42°21.7'S055°17.7'W41°58.0'S055°18.5'W 1.025 67° 320° 88 km 02m03.7s
16:4241°36.6'S054°18.8'W42°23.8'S054°15.8'W42°00.2'S054°17.3'W 1.024 66° 317° 87 km 02m02.8s
16:4441°38.2'S053°17.7'W42°25.2'S053°13.2'W42°01.7'S053°15.5'W 1.024 65° 314° 87 km 02m01.8s
16:4641°39.0'S052°16.0'W42°25.7'S052°10.0'W42°02.4'S052°13.1'W 1.024 65° 311° 86 km 02m00.7s
16:4841°39.0'S051°13.6'W42°25.4'S051°06.1'W42°02.2'S051°10.0'W 1.024 64° 309° 86 km 01m59.6s
16:5041°38.2'S050°10.6'W42°24.2'S050°01.5'W42°01.2'S050°06.1'W 1.024 63° 306° 86 km 01m58.4s
16:5241°36.6'S049°06.8'W42°22.2'S048°56.2'W41°59.4'S049°01.6'W 1.024 62° 304° 85 km 01m57.1s
16:5441°34.0'S048°02.2'W42°19.3'S047°50.2'W41°56.7'S047°56.3'W 1.024 61° 302° 85 km 01m55.8s
16:5641°30.6'S046°56.8'W42°15.4'S046°43.3'W41°53.0'S046°50.2'W 1.024 60° 299° 84 km 01m54.4s
16:5841°26.3'S045°50.7'W42°10.6'S045°35.7'W41°48.5'S045°43.3'W 1.023 59° 297° 84 km 01m52.9s
17:0041°21.1'S044°43.6'W42°04.8'S044°27.2'W41°43.0'S044°35.6'W 1.023 58° 295° 83 km 01m51.4s
17:0241°14.9'S043°35.7'W41°58.1'S043°17.8'W41°36.5'S043°26.9'W 1.023 57° 293° 82 km 01m49.8s
17:0441°07.8'S042°26.8'W41°50.3'S042°07.5'W41°29.0'S042°17.3'W 1.023 56° 291° 82 km 01m48.1s
17:0640°59.6'S041°16.9'W41°41.4'S040°56.2'W41°20.5'S041°06.7'W 1.023 55° 289° 81 km 01m46.4s
17:0840°50.3'S040°05.9'W41°31.4'S039°43.9'W41°10.9'S039°55.0'W 1.022 53° 287° 81 km 01m44.6s
17:1040°39.9'S038°53.8'W41°20.3'S038°30.4'W41°00.2'S038°42.3'W 1.022 52° 285° 80 km 01m42.7s
17:1240°28.4'S037°40.5'W41°08.0'S037°15.7'W40°48.2'S037°28.3'W 1.022 51° 284° 79 km 01m40.8s
17:1440°15.7'S036°25.9'W40°54.4'S035°59.8'W40°35.1'S036°13.0'W 1.022 50° 282° 78 km 01m38.8s
17:1640°01.7'S035°09.9'W40°39.5'S034°42.5'W40°20.7'S034°56.4'W 1.021 48° 280° 77 km 01m36.7s
17:1839°46.4'S033°52.3'W40°23.3'S033°23.7'W40°04.9'S033°38.2'W 1.021 47° 278° 77 km 01m34.6s
17:2039°29.7'S032°33.1'W40°05.6'S032°03.3'W39°47.7'S032°18.3'W 1.021 46° 277° 76 km 01m32.4s
17:2239°11.6'S031°12.0'W39°46.4'S030°41.1'W39°29.0'S030°56.7'W 1.020 44° 275° 75 km 01m30.1s
17:2438°51.8'S029°49.0'W39°25.5'S029°16.9'W39°08.7'S029°33.1'W 1.020 43° 274° 74 km 01m27.7s
17:2638°30.4'S028°23.7'W39°02.9'S027°50.5'W38°46.7'S028°07.2'W 1.020 41° 272° 72 km 01m25.3s
17:2838°07.1'S026°55.8'W38°38.4'S026°21.6'W38°22.8'S026°38.9'W 1.019 40° 270° 71 km 01m22.7s
17:3037°41.8'S025°25.2'W38°11.8'S024°49.9'W37°56.9'S025°07.7'W 1.019 38° 269° 70 km 01m20.1s
17:3237°14.4'S023°51.4'W37°43.0'S023°15.0'W37°28.8'S023°33.3'W 1.019 37° 267° 69 km 01m17.4s
17:3436°44.5'S022°13.8'W37°11.7'S021°36.4'W36°58.2'S021°55.2'W 1.018 35° 266° 67 km 01m14.6s
17:3636°11.9'S020°31.8'W36°37.5'S019°53.4'W36°24.8'S020°12.8'W 1.018 33° 264° 66 km 01m11.6s
17:3835°36.2'S018°44.7'W36°00.1'S018°05.3'W35°48.3'S018°25.2'W 1.017 31° 262° 64 km 01m08.5s
17:4034°56.9'S016°51.4'W35°19.0'S016°10.9'W35°08.1'S016°31.3'W 1.017 29° 261° 62 km 01m05.3s
17:4234°13.3'S014°50.3'W34°33.3'S014°08.6'W34°23.5'S014°29.6'W 1.016 27° 259° 60 km 01m01.9s
17:4433°24.5'S012°39.4'W33°42.2'S011°56.4'W33°33.4'S012°18.0'W 1.015 25° 257° 58 km 00m58.3s
17:4632°28.8'S010°15.3'W32°43.9'S009°30.6'W32°36.5'S009°53.1'W 1.014 22° 256° 55 km 00m54.3s
17:4831°23.9'S007°32.5'W31°35.8'S006°45.5'W31°30.0'S007°09.1'W 1.014 19° 254° 52 km 00m50.0s
17:5030°05.0'S004°20.4'W30°12.6'S003°29.7'W30°09.0'S003°55.2'W 1.013 16° 252° 48 km 00m45.1s
17:5228°20.4'S000°12.7'W28°20.8'S000°46.5'E28°20.9'S000°16.6'E 1.011 11° 249° 43 km 00m39.0s
17:5425°01.9'S007°26.5'E - - 24°39.5'S008°40.7'E 1.009 245° 33 km 00m27.9s
Limits23°30.0'S010°57.8'E23°43.7'S011°08.1'E23°36.8'S011°02.9'E 1.008 - 30 km 00m25.2s

ΔT = 69.9 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse16:14:39.416:13:29.540°20.1'S068°15.0'W 72.7° 10.3° 90.2 km02m09.69s
Greatest Duration16:14:45.116:13:35.240°20.7'S067°54.9'W 72.7° 10.1° 90.2 km02m09.69s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2020 Dec 14 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 69.9 seconds for this eclipse.

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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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