Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2039 Dec 15

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2039 Dec 15 . 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 2039 Dec 15
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits54°03.6'S175°32.7'E56°07.8'S170°50.8'E55°04.1'S173°19.8'E 1.030 - 370 km 01m23.2s
15:5059°57.5'S175°34.8'W - - 56°46.4'S176°11.7'E 1.030 131° 382 km 01m26.5s
15:5262°05.2'S173°18.7'W - - 60°18.7'S179°10.3'W 1.032 127° 398 km 01m32.7s
15:5463°53.4'S171°41.7'W60°23.0'S176°39.8'E62°32.4'S176°59.0'W 1.033 124° 402 km 01m36.3s
15:5665°30.7'S170°28.1'W62°47.2'S178°52.4'E64°23.5'S175°32.3'W 1.033 11° 122° 403 km 01m38.9s
15:5867°00.7'S169°31.2'W64°42.7'S179°50.4'W66°02.6'S174°31.7'W 1.034 12° 121° 402 km 01m41.1s
16:0068°25.7'S168°47.7'W66°24.1'S179°03.6'W67°33.9'S173°50.1'W 1.034 13° 119° 400 km 01m43.0s
16:0269°46.8'S168°16.0'W67°56.6'S178°39.0'W68°59.6'S173°24.3'W 1.034 14° 118° 398 km 01m44.6s
16:0471°04.8'S167°55.2'W69°22.9'S178°33.0'W70°21.2'S173°12.7'W 1.035 15° 117° 396 km 01m46.0s
16:0672°20.5'S167°45.4'W70°44.5'S178°44.5'W71°39.4'S173°15.1'W 1.035 16° 117° 394 km 01m47.1s
16:0873°34.0'S167°47.0'W72°02.1'S179°13.5'W72°54.8'S173°32.0'W 1.035 17° 116° 392 km 01m48.2s
16:1074°45.9'S168°01.2'W73°16.4'S179°58.8'E74°07.9'S174°04.7'W 1.035 17° 116° 390 km 01m49.0s
16:1275°56.2'S168°29.8'W74°27.7'S178°50.4'E75°18.7'S174°55.4'W 1.035 17° 116° 388 km 01m49.7s
16:1477°05.2'S169°15.6'W75°36.1'S177°18.3'E76°27.5'S176°07.0'W 1.035 18° 116° 386 km 01m50.3s
16:1678°12.8'S170°22.5'W76°41.5'S175°18.5'E77°34.3'S177°44.1'W 1.035 18° 117° 384 km 01m50.8s
16:1879°18.9'S171°56.0'W77°43.6'S172°45.4'E78°38.7'S179°52.5'W 1.036 18° 118° 382 km 01m51.1s
16:2080°23.5'S174°04.4'W78°41.9'S169°32.6'E79°40.5'S177°19.7'E 1.036 18° 120° 381 km 01m51.3s
16:2281°26.0'S176°59.2'W79°35.7'S165°32.1'E80°38.9'S173°41.9'E 1.036 18° 123° 380 km 01m51.4s
16:2482°25.8'S179°02.3'E80°23.8'S160°35.3'E81°33.1'S169°00.5'E 1.036 18° 126° 379 km 01m51.4s
16:2683°21.5'S173°35.9'E81°04.6'S154°35.0'E82°21.3'S162°59.7'E 1.036 18° 131° 378 km 01m51.2s
16:2884°11.2'S166°09.1'E81°36.2'S147°28.2'E83°01.5'S155°24.6'E 1.035 18° 138° 378 km 01m51.0s
16:3084°51.5'S156°07.0'E81°56.3'S139°21.1'E83°30.7'S146°09.6'E 1.035 18° 146° 378 km 01m50.6s
16:3285°17.7'S143°16.0'E82°02.9'S130°32.8'E83°45.7'S135°30.5'E 1.035 18° 156° 377 km 01m50.1s
16:3485°24.8'S128°26.7'E81°54.5'S121°34.7'E83°44.0'S124°12.9'E 1.035 17° 167° 378 km 01m49.4s
16:3685°10.2'S113°43.9'E81°30.7'S113°01.8'E83°24.6'S113°20.2'E 1.035 17° 177° 378 km 01m48.6s
16:3884°35.6'S101°09.1'E80°51.9'S105°21.8'E82°48.6'S103°45.3'E 1.035 16° 185° 378 km 01m47.7s
16:4083°44.7'S091°27.1'E79°59.0'S098°49.7'E81°58.0'S095°52.3'E 1.035 15° 192° 379 km 01m46.6s
16:4282°41.4'S084°21.9'E78°52.7'S093°28.8'E80°54.7'S089°40.7'E 1.034 15° 198° 380 km 01m45.3s
16:4481°28.1'S079°18.8'E77°33.0'S089°15.3'E79°39.9'S084°57.9'E 1.034 14° 202° 381 km 01m43.8s
16:4680°06.0'S075°46.9'E75°58.5'S086°03.6'E78°14.0'S081°29.2'E 1.034 13° 204° 383 km 01m42.0s
16:4878°34.7'S073°23.7'E74°04.9'S083°49.7'E76°35.6'S079°02.7'E 1.033 11° 206° 384 km 01m40.0s
16:5076°53.0'S071°55.1'E71°40.3'S082°37.2'E74°41.1'S077°31.1'E 1.033 10° 207° 385 km 01m37.5s
16:5274°57.3'S071°13.8'E67°46.4'S083°09.8'E72°21.4'S076°55.3'E 1.032 207° 385 km 01m34.3s
16:5472°39.8'S071°20.8'E - - 69°04.0'S077°41.4'E 1.031 205° 383 km 01m29.7s
Limits64°11.6'S077°15.1'E65°16.1'S084°43.0'E64°44.6'S080°46.8'E 1.030 - 372 km 01m23.3s

ΔT = 79.1 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse16:23:45.916:22:26.880°51.4'S172°25.2'E 18.4° 123.4° 379.8 km01m51.43s
Greatest Duration16:23:51.516:22:32.480°54.0'S172°32.9'E 18.4° 123.5° 379.7 km01m51.43s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2039 Dec 15

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2039 Dec 15 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 79.1 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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