Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2038 Dec 26

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2038 Dec 26 . 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 2038 Dec 26
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits11°44.6'S095°23.5'E12°02.8'S095°11.2'E11°53.7'S095°17.4'E 1.010 - 40 km 00m33.1s
23:2016°09.9'S105°03.3'E16°06.8'S103°52.3'E16°08.8'S104°28.3'E 1.013 10° 112° 52 km 00m46.1s
23:2218°06.4'S108°59.3'E18°12.1'S108°01.2'E18°09.4'S108°30.5'E 1.015 15° 110° 57 km 00m52.7s
23:2419°35.4'S111°54.7'E19°45.7'S111°01.4'E19°40.8'S111°28.2'E 1.016 19° 109° 61 km 00m57.9s
23:2620°50.4'S114°19.6'E21°03.9'S113°29.1'E20°57.4'S113°54.5'E 1.017 22° 108° 65 km 01m02.3s
23:2821°56.4'S116°25.6'E22°12.4'S115°36.8'E22°04.6'S116°01.4'E 1.018 24° 107° 67 km 01m06.4s
23:3022°55.9'S118°18.5'E23°14.1'S117°30.9'E23°05.1'S117°54.8'E 1.018 27° 106° 70 km 01m10.1s
23:3223°50.4'S120°01.5'E24°10.5'S119°14.9'E24°00.6'S119°38.3'E 1.019 29° 104° 72 km 01m13.6s
23:3424°40.9'S121°37.0'E25°02.7'S120°51.2'E24°51.9'S121°14.2'E 1.019 31° 103° 74 km 01m16.8s
23:3625°28.1'S123°06.5'E25°51.4'S122°21.3'E25°39.9'S122°44.0'E 1.020 33° 102° 75 km 01m19.9s
23:3826°12.6'S124°30.9'E26°37.3'S123°46.3'E26°25.0'S124°08.8'E 1.020 35° 101° 77 km 01m22.9s
23:4026°54.5'S125°51.3'E27°20.6'S125°07.2'E27°07.7'S125°29.4'E 1.021 36° 100° 78 km 01m25.7s
23:4227°34.4'S127°08.2'E28°01.7'S126°24.6'E27°48.1'S126°46.5'E 1.021 38° 99° 80 km 01m28.5s
23:4428°12.3'S128°22.1'E28°40.8'S127°39.0'E28°26.7'S128°00.7'E 1.022 40° 98° 81 km 01m31.1s
23:4628°48.5'S129°33.4'E29°18.1'S128°50.9'E29°03.4'S129°12.3'E 1.022 41° 97° 82 km 01m33.6s
23:4829°23.1'S130°42.5'E29°53.8'S130°00.5'E29°38.6'S130°21.6'E 1.022 43° 95° 83 km 01m36.1s
23:5029°56.2'S131°49.7'E30°28.0'S131°08.1'E30°12.2'S131°29.0'E 1.023 44° 94° 84 km 01m38.4s
23:5230°28.0'S132°55.2'E31°00.9'S132°14.1'E30°44.5'S132°34.8'E 1.023 46° 93° 85 km 01m40.7s
23:5430°58.6'S133°59.1'E31°32.4'S133°18.6'E31°15.6'S133°39.0'E 1.023 47° 92° 86 km 01m42.9s
23:5631°27.9'S135°01.7'E32°02.7'S134°21.8'E31°45.4'S134°41.9'E 1.023 48° 90° 87 km 01m45.1s
23:5831°56.2'S136°03.2'E32°31.8'S135°23.8'E32°14.1'S135°43.6'E 1.024 50° 89° 87 km 01m47.1s
00:0032°23.4'S137°03.6'E32°59.9'S136°24.9'E32°41.7'S136°44.4'E 1.024 51° 88° 88 km 01m49.1s
00:0232°49.6'S138°03.1'E33°27.0'S137°25.0'E33°08.3'S137°44.2'E 1.024 52° 86° 89 km 01m51.1s
00:0433°14.8'S139°01.8'E33°53.0'S138°24.3'E33°34.0'S138°43.2'E 1.024 53° 85° 89 km 01m52.9s
00:0633°39.1'S139°59.7'E34°18.1'S139°22.9'E33°58.7'S139°41.4'E 1.025 55° 83° 90 km 01m54.7s
00:0834°02.5'S140°57.0'E34°42.3'S140°20.9'E34°22.5'S140°39.1'E 1.025 56° 81° 90 km 01m56.4s
00:1034°25.1'S141°53.7'E35°05.6'S141°18.4'E34°45.4'S141°36.1'E 1.025 57° 80° 91 km 01m58.1s
00:1234°46.8'S142°49.9'E35°28.1'S142°15.3'E35°07.5'S142°32.7'E 1.025 58° 78° 91 km 01m59.7s
00:1435°07.7'S143°45.6'E35°49.7'S143°11.9'E35°28.8'S143°28.9'E 1.025 59° 76° 92 km 02m01.3s
00:1635°27.9'S144°41.0'E36°10.5'S144°08.1'E35°49.2'S144°24.7'E 1.025 60° 74° 92 km 02m02.7s
00:1835°47.2'S145°36.0'E36°30.5'S145°04.0'E36°08.9'S145°20.1'E 1.026 61° 72° 93 km 02m04.1s
00:2036°05.8'S146°30.8'E36°49.8'S145°59.7'E36°27.8'S146°15.3'E 1.026 62° 70° 93 km 02m05.5s
00:2236°23.7'S147°25.3'E37°08.2'S146°55.1'E36°46.0'S147°10.3'E 1.026 63° 68° 93 km 02m06.8s
00:2436°40.9'S148°19.5'E37°26.0'S147°50.3'E37°03.5'S148°05.0'E 1.026 64° 66° 93 km 02m08.0s
00:2636°57.3'S149°13.6'E37°43.0'S148°45.4'E37°20.2'S148°59.6'E 1.026 65° 63° 94 km 02m09.1s
00:2837°13.1'S150°07.6'E37°59.3'S149°40.4'E37°36.2'S149°54.1'E 1.026 66° 61° 94 km 02m10.2s
00:3037°28.1'S151°01.4'E38°14.8'S150°35.3'E37°51.5'S150°48.5'E 1.026 66° 58° 94 km 02m11.2s
00:3237°42.5'S151°55.2'E38°29.7'S151°30.2'E38°06.1'S151°42.8'E 1.026 67° 56° 94 km 02m12.1s
00:3437°56.2'S152°48.9'E38°43.8'S152°25.0'E38°20.0'S152°37.0'E 1.026 68° 53° 95 km 02m13.0s
00:3638°09.2'S153°42.6'E38°57.3'S153°19.8'E38°33.2'S153°31.3'E 1.027 69° 50° 95 km 02m13.8s
00:3838°21.5'S154°36.2'E39°10.0'S154°14.6'E38°45.8'S154°25.5'E 1.027 69° 46° 95 km 02m14.6s
00:4038°33.2'S155°29.9'E39°22.1'S155°09.5'E38°57.7'S155°19.8'E 1.027 70° 43° 95 km 02m15.3s
00:4238°44.2'S156°23.6'E39°33.4'S156°04.4'E39°08.9'S156°14.1'E 1.027 71° 40° 95 km 02m15.9s
00:4438°54.6'S157°17.4'E39°44.1'S156°59.4'E39°19.4'S157°08.5'E 1.027 71° 36° 95 km 02m16.4s
00:4639°04.3'S158°11.2'E39°54.2'S157°54.5'E39°29.2'S158°02.9'E 1.027 72° 32° 95 km 02m16.9s
00:4839°13.4'S159°05.1'E40°03.5'S158°49.7'E39°38.4'S158°57.5'E 1.027 72° 28° 95 km 02m17.3s
00:5039°21.8'S159°59.1'E40°12.1'S159°45.1'E39°47.0'S159°52.1'E 1.027 72° 24° 95 km 02m17.6s
00:5239°29.5'S160°53.2'E40°20.1'S160°40.5'E39°54.8'S160°46.9'E 1.027 73° 20° 95 km 02m17.8s
00:5439°36.6'S161°47.5'E40°27.4'S161°36.1'E40°02.0'S161°41.8'E 1.027 73° 15° 95 km 02m18.0s
00:5639°43.1'S162°41.9'E40°34.0'S162°31.9'E40°08.6'S162°36.9'E 1.027 73° 11° 95 km 02m18.1s
00:5839°48.9'S163°36.4'E40°39.9'S163°27.8'E40°14.4'S163°32.1'E 1.027 73° 95 km 02m18.2s
01:0039°54.0'S164°31.1'E40°45.2'S164°24.0'E40°19.6'S164°27.6'E 1.027 73° 95 km 02m18.1s
01:0239°58.5'S165°26.0'E40°49.7'S165°20.3'E40°24.1'S165°23.2'E 1.027 73° 357° 95 km 02m18.0s
01:0440°02.3'S166°21.1'E40°53.6'S166°16.8'E40°28.0'S166°19.0'E 1.027 73° 353° 95 km 02m17.9s
01:0640°05.5'S167°16.4'E40°56.7'S167°13.5'E40°31.1'S167°15.0'E 1.027 73° 349° 95 km 02m17.6s
01:0840°08.0'S168°11.9'E40°59.2'S168°10.5'E40°33.6'S168°11.2'E 1.027 72° 344° 95 km 02m17.3s
01:1040°09.8'S169°07.7'E41°00.9'S169°07.7'E40°35.4'S169°07.6'E 1.027 72° 340° 95 km 02m16.9s
01:1240°10.9'S170°03.7'E41°02.0'S170°05.1'E40°36.4'S170°04.4'E 1.027 71° 336° 94 km 02m16.4s
01:1440°11.3'S170°59.9'E41°02.3'S171°02.8'E40°36.8'S171°01.3'E 1.027 71° 332° 94 km 02m15.9s
01:1640°11.1'S171°56.4'E41°01.9'S172°00.8'E40°36.5'S171°58.5'E 1.027 70° 329° 94 km 02m15.3s
01:1840°10.2'S172°53.2'E41°00.7'S172°59.0'E40°35.5'S172°56.0'E 1.026 70° 325° 94 km 02m14.6s
01:2040°08.5'S173°50.3'E40°58.9'S173°57.6'E40°33.7'S173°53.8'E 1.026 69° 322° 94 km 02m13.9s
01:2240°06.2'S174°47.7'E40°56.3'S174°56.4'E40°31.2'S174°52.0'E 1.026 69° 319° 93 km 02m13.1s
01:2440°03.1'S175°45.4'E40°52.9'S175°55.6'E40°28.0'S175°50.4'E 1.026 68° 315° 93 km 02m12.2s
01:2639°59.3'S176°43.5'E40°48.8'S176°55.0'E40°24.0'S176°49.2'E 1.026 67° 312° 93 km 02m11.2s
01:2839°54.7'S177°41.9'E40°43.9'S177°54.9'E40°19.3'S177°48.3'E 1.026 66° 310° 92 km 02m10.2s
01:3039°49.4'S178°40.7'E40°38.2'S178°55.1'E40°13.8'S178°47.8'E 1.026 65° 307° 92 km 02m09.1s
01:3239°43.3'S179°39.9'E40°31.7'S179°55.7'E40°07.5'S179°47.7'E 1.026 65° 304° 92 km 02m08.0s
01:3439°36.5'S179°20.4'W40°24.4'S179°03.3'W40°00.5'S179°12.0'W 1.026 64° 302° 91 km 02m06.7s
01:3639°28.9'S178°20.3'W40°16.2'S178°01.8'W39°52.6'S178°11.2'W 1.025 63° 300° 91 km 02m05.4s
01:3839°20.4'S177°19.7'W40°07.3'S176°59.9'W39°43.9'S177°09.9'W 1.025 62° 297° 91 km 02m04.1s
01:4039°11.1'S176°18.6'W39°57.4'S175°57.5'W39°34.3'S176°08.2'W 1.025 61° 295° 90 km 02m02.7s
01:4239°01.0'S175°16.9'W39°46.7'S174°54.6'W39°23.9'S175°05.9'W 1.025 60° 293° 90 km 02m01.2s
01:4438°50.1'S174°14.7'W39°35.1'S173°51.1'W39°12.6'S174°03.0'W 1.025 59° 291° 89 km 01m59.6s
01:4638°38.2'S173°11.8'W39°22.6'S172°46.9'W39°00.4'S172°59.5'W 1.025 58° 289° 88 km 01m58.0s
01:4838°25.4'S172°08.2'W39°09.1'S171°42.2'W38°47.3'S171°55.3'W 1.024 57° 287° 88 km 01m56.3s
01:5038°11.7'S171°03.9'W38°54.7'S170°36.7'W38°33.2'S170°50.5'W 1.024 55° 285° 87 km 01m54.5s
01:5237°57.0'S169°58.8'W38°39.2'S169°30.5'W38°18.2'S169°44.8'W 1.024 54° 283° 87 km 01m52.7s
01:5437°41.3'S168°52.8'W38°22.7'S168°23.4'W38°02.1'S168°38.3'W 1.024 53° 282° 86 km 01m50.8s
01:5637°24.6'S167°45.9'W38°05.1'S167°15.4'W37°44.9'S167°30.8'W 1.023 52° 280° 85 km 01m48.8s
01:5837°06.7'S166°38.0'W37°46.4'S166°06.4'W37°26.6'S166°22.4'W 1.023 51° 278° 85 km 01m46.8s
02:0036°47.8'S165°28.9'W37°26.5'S164°56.4'W37°07.2'S165°12.8'W 1.023 49° 277° 84 km 01m44.7s
02:0236°27.6'S164°18.6'W37°05.4'S163°45.1'W36°46.6'S164°02.0'W 1.023 48° 275° 83 km 01m42.5s
02:0436°06.2'S163°07.0'W36°43.0'S162°32.5'W36°24.7'S162°49.9'W 1.022 47° 274° 82 km 01m40.3s
02:0635°43.5'S161°53.8'W36°19.2'S161°18.4'W36°01.5'S161°36.2'W 1.022 45° 272° 81 km 01m38.0s
02:0835°19.4'S160°38.9'W35°54.0'S160°02.6'W35°36.8'S160°20.9'W 1.022 44° 271° 80 km 01m35.6s
02:1034°53.7'S159°22.1'W35°27.2'S158°45.0'W35°10.6'S159°03.7'W 1.021 43° 269° 79 km 01m33.1s
02:1234°26.5'S158°03.2'W34°58.8'S157°25.2'W34°42.7'S157°44.4'W 1.021 41° 268° 78 km 01m30.5s
02:1433°57.4'S156°41.9'W34°28.5'S156°03.1'W34°13.0'S156°22.7'W 1.021 39° 267° 77 km 01m27.9s
02:1633°26.5'S155°17.8'W33°56.2'S154°38.2'W33°41.5'S154°58.2'W 1.020 38° 265° 75 km 01m25.2s
02:1832°53.4'S153°50.5'W33°21.7'S153°10.1'W33°07.7'S153°30.5'W 1.020 36° 264° 74 km 01m22.3s
02:2032°18.0'S152°19.5'W32°44.8'S151°38.2'W32°31.5'S151°59.0'W 1.019 34° 262° 72 km 01m19.4s
02:2231°39.9'S150°44.1'W32°05.1'S150°02.0'W31°52.6'S150°23.2'W 1.019 33° 261° 71 km 01m16.3s
02:2430°58.7'S149°03.5'W31°22.2'S148°20.4'W31°10.6'S148°42.1'W 1.018 31° 260° 69 km 01m13.1s
02:2630°14.0'S147°16.3'W30°35.6'S146°32.3'W30°24.9'S146°54.4'W 1.018 29° 258° 67 km 01m09.8s
02:2829°24.8'S145°21.1'W29°44.3'S144°35.9'W29°34.7'S144°58.7'W 1.017 26° 257° 65 km 01m06.2s
02:3028°30.2'S143°15.4'W28°47.4'S142°28.8'W28°38.9'S142°52.2'W 1.016 24° 255° 62 km 01m02.4s
02:3227°28.4'S140°55.4'W27°42.8'S140°06.9'W27°35.8'S140°31.3'W 1.016 21° 254° 60 km 00m58.2s
02:3426°16.6'S138°14.7'W26°27.5'S137°23.3'W26°22.2'S137°49.2'W 1.015 18° 252° 56 km 00m53.6s
02:3624°48.9'S134°59.8'W24°54.7'S134°03.2'W24°52.0'S134°31.8'W 1.014 14° 251° 52 km 00m48.2s
02:3822°48.2'S130°32.3'W22°43.8'S129°21.0'W22°46.4'S129°57.3'W 1.012 248° 47 km 00m41.3s
Limits18°44.7'S121°22.7'W19°00.9'S121°11.1'W18°52.8'S121°16.9'W 1.009 - 36 km 00m29.7s

ΔT = 78.5 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse01:00:09.700:58:51.140°16.7'S163°36.0'E 73.0° 4.5° 95.3 km02m18.16s
Greatest Duration00:59:26.300:58:07.740°14.8'S163°35.7'E 73.0° 6.2° 95.3 km02m18.17s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2038 Dec 26 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 78.5 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.

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