Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2048 Dec 05

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2048 Dec 05 . 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 2048 Dec 05
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits20°14.4'S130°46.1'W21°03.1'S131°22.3'W20°38.7'S131°04.1'W 1.027 - 108 km 01m22.2s
14:0023°42.6'S122°44.0'W22°47.9'S127°22.2'W23°23.8'S124°44.7'W 1.029 112° 116 km 01m32.4s
14:0225°55.5'S117°51.4'W25°53.9'S120°36.5'W25°56.3'S119°11.1'W 1.031 13° 109° 123 km 01m42.5s
14:0427°29.8'S114°28.4'W27°42.9'S116°46.9'W27°37.2'S115°36.1'W 1.032 17° 107° 128 km 01m49.6s
14:0628°46.9'S111°43.8'W29°08.5'S113°48.9'W28°58.4'S112°45.3'W 1.033 20° 105° 132 km 01m55.5s
14:0829°53.7'S109°21.7'W30°21.2'S111°18.4'W30°08.0'S110°19.2'W 1.034 23° 104° 135 km 02m00.8s
14:1030°53.2'S107°14.8'W31°25.4'S109°05.5'W31°09.8'S108°09.4'W 1.035 25° 102° 137 km 02m05.6s
14:1231°47.2'S105°18.9'W32°23.3'S107°05.0'W32°05.7'S106°11.3'W 1.035 27° 101° 139 km 02m10.0s
14:1432°37.0'S103°31.4'W33°16.4'S105°13.7'W32°57.1'S104°21.9'W 1.036 29° 99° 141 km 02m14.1s
14:1633°23.1'S101°50.4'W34°05.6'S103°29.6'W33°44.7'S102°39.4'W 1.036 31° 98° 143 km 02m18.1s
14:1834°06.3'S100°14.8'W34°51.4'S101°51.3'W34°29.2'S101°02.4'W 1.037 33° 96° 144 km 02m21.8s
14:2034°46.8'S098°43.6'W35°34.5'S100°17.5'W35°11.0'S099°30.0'W 1.037 35° 95° 146 km 02m25.4s
14:2235°25.1'S097°16.0'W36°15.0'S098°47.7'W35°50.3'S098°01.3'W 1.038 37° 93° 147 km 02m28.8s
14:2436°01.3'S095°51.6'W36°53.4'S097°21.1'W36°27.6'S096°35.8'W 1.038 38° 91° 148 km 02m32.1s
14:2636°35.7'S094°29.9'W37°29.8'S095°57.3'W37°03.0'S095°13.0'W 1.039 40° 90° 149 km 02m35.3s
14:2837°08.3'S093°10.4'W38°04.3'S094°35.9'W37°36.6'S093°52.6'W 1.039 41° 88° 150 km 02m38.3s
14:3037°39.4'S091°52.9'W38°37.3'S093°16.5'W38°08.6'S092°34.1'W 1.039 43° 87° 151 km 02m41.2s
14:3238°09.1'S090°37.2'W39°08.7'S091°58.8'W38°39.1'S091°17.4'W 1.040 44° 85° 152 km 02m44.1s
14:3438°37.4'S089°23.0'W39°38.6'S090°42.7'W39°08.2'S090°02.3'W 1.040 45° 83° 152 km 02m46.8s
14:3639°04.4'S088°10.1'W40°07.3'S089°27.9'W39°36.0'S088°48.4'W 1.040 46° 81° 153 km 02m49.4s
14:3839°30.3'S086°58.4'W40°34.6'S088°14.2'W40°02.6'S087°35.7'W 1.041 48° 80° 154 km 02m52.0s
14:4039°54.9'S085°47.7'W41°00.8'S087°01.6'W40°28.0'S086°24.1'W 1.041 49° 78° 154 km 02m54.4s
14:4240°18.5'S084°37.9'W41°25.8'S085°49.8'W40°52.3'S085°13.3'W 1.041 50° 76° 155 km 02m56.8s
14:4440°41.0'S083°28.9'W41°49.6'S084°38.8'W41°15.5'S084°03.3'W 1.041 51° 74° 155 km 02m59.0s
14:4641°02.5'S082°20.7'W42°12.4'S083°28.4'W41°37.6'S082°54.0'W 1.042 52° 72° 156 km 03m01.2s
14:4841°23.1'S081°13.0'W42°34.2'S082°18.7'W41°58.8'S081°45.3'W 1.042 53° 70° 156 km 03m03.3s
14:5041°42.6'S080°05.9'W42°55.0'S081°09.4'W42°18.9'S080°37.2'W 1.042 54° 68° 157 km 03m05.3s
14:5242°01.3'S078°59.3'W43°14.8'S080°00.6'W42°38.2'S079°29.5'W 1.042 55° 66° 157 km 03m07.3s
14:5442°19.1'S077°53.1'W43°33.7'S078°52.2'W42°56.4'S078°22.1'W 1.042 56° 63° 157 km 03m09.1s
14:5642°35.9'S076°47.3'W43°51.6'S077°44.0'W43°13.8'S077°15.2'W 1.042 57° 61° 158 km 03m10.8s
14:5842°51.9'S075°41.8'W44°08.6'S076°36.2'W43°30.4'S076°08.5'W 1.043 58° 59° 158 km 03m12.5s
15:0043°07.1'S074°36.5'W44°24.8'S075°28.5'W43°46.0'S075°02.1'W 1.043 59° 56° 158 km 03m14.1s
15:0243°21.4'S073°31.5'W44°40.0'S074°21.1'W44°00.8'S073°55.9'W 1.043 60° 54° 158 km 03m15.6s
15:0443°35.0'S072°26.7'W44°54.4'S073°13.8'W44°14.7'S072°49.8'W 1.043 60° 51° 159 km 03m17.0s
15:0643°47.7'S071°22.1'W45°07.9'S072°06.6'W44°27.8'S071°44.0'W 1.043 61° 48° 159 km 03m18.3s
15:0843°59.6'S070°17.6'W45°20.6'S070°59.5'W44°40.1'S070°38.2'W 1.043 62° 45° 159 km 03m19.6s
15:1044°10.7'S069°13.3'W45°32.5'S069°52.5'W44°51.6'S069°32.5'W 1.043 62° 42° 159 km 03m20.7s
15:1244°21.1'S068°09.0'W45°43.5'S068°45.5'W45°02.3'S068°26.9'W 1.043 63° 39° 159 km 03m21.8s
15:1444°30.7'S067°04.8'W45°53.7'S067°38.6'W45°12.2'S067°21.4'W 1.044 64° 36° 160 km 03m22.8s
15:1644°39.5'S066°00.7'W46°03.1'S066°31.6'W45°21.3'S066°15.9'W 1.044 64° 33° 160 km 03m23.6s
15:1844°47.5'S064°56.5'W46°11.6'S065°24.7'W45°29.6'S065°10.3'W 1.044 65° 30° 160 km 03m24.4s
15:2044°54.8'S063°52.4'W46°19.4'S064°17.7'W45°37.1'S064°04.8'W 1.044 65° 27° 160 km 03m25.1s
15:2245°01.3'S062°48.4'W46°26.3'S063°10.7'W45°43.8'S062°59.3'W 1.044 65° 23° 160 km 03m25.8s
15:2445°07.1'S061°44.3'W46°32.5'S062°03.7'W45°49.8'S061°53.8'W 1.044 66° 20° 160 km 03m26.3s
15:2645°12.1'S060°40.1'W46°37.8'S060°56.6'W45°54.9'S060°48.2'W 1.044 66° 16° 160 km 03m26.7s
15:2845°16.4'S059°36.0'W46°42.3'S059°49.4'W45°59.3'S059°42.6'W 1.044 66° 12° 160 km 03m27.1s
15:3045°19.9'S058°31.8'W46°46.1'S058°42.2'W46°03.0'S058°36.9'W 1.044 66° 160 km 03m27.4s
15:3245°22.7'S057°27.6'W46°49.0'S057°35.0'W46°05.8'S057°31.2'W 1.044 66° 160 km 03m27.5s
15:3445°24.7'S056°23.3'W46°51.1'S056°27.6'W46°07.9'S056°25.4'W 1.044 66° 160 km 03m27.6s
15:3645°25.9'S055°18.9'W46°52.4'S055°20.2'W46°09.2'S055°19.5'W 1.044 66° 358° 160 km 03m27.6s
15:3845°26.5'S054°14.4'W46°53.0'S054°12.6'W46°09.7'S054°13.6'W 1.044 66° 354° 160 km 03m27.5s
15:4045°26.2'S053°09.9'W46°52.7'S053°05.0'W46°09.4'S053°07.5'W 1.044 66° 350° 160 km 03m27.3s
15:4245°25.2'S052°05.2'W46°51.6'S051°57.3'W46°08.4'S052°01.4'W 1.044 66° 347° 160 km 03m27.0s
15:4445°23.5'S051°00.5'W46°49.6'S050°49.5'W46°06.5'S050°55.1'W 1.044 66° 343° 160 km 03m26.6s
15:4645°21.0'S049°55.6'W46°46.9'S049°41.6'W46°03.9'S049°48.7'W 1.044 65° 340° 160 km 03m26.2s
15:4845°17.7'S048°50.6'W46°43.4'S048°33.5'W46°00.5'S048°42.2'W 1.044 65° 336° 160 km 03m25.6s
15:5045°13.6'S047°45.5'W46°39.0'S047°25.4'W45°56.3'S047°35.6'W 1.044 65° 333° 160 km 03m25.0s
15:5245°08.8'S046°40.2'W46°33.8'S046°17.1'W45°51.3'S046°28.9'W 1.044 64° 330° 160 km 03m24.3s
15:5445°03.2'S045°34.7'W46°27.7'S045°08.6'W45°45.4'S045°21.9'W 1.044 64° 327° 160 km 03m23.4s
15:5644°56.8'S044°29.1'W46°20.8'S044°00.0'W45°38.8'S044°14.8'W 1.044 63° 323° 160 km 03m22.5s
15:5844°49.6'S043°23.3'W46°13.1'S042°51.3'W45°31.3'S043°07.6'W 1.044 62° 320° 159 km 03m21.5s
16:0044°41.6'S042°17.2'W46°04.5'S041°42.3'W45°23.0'S042°00.1'W 1.043 62° 317° 159 km 03m20.4s
16:0244°32.8'S041°10.9'W45°55.0'S040°33.2'W45°13.9'S040°52.4'W 1.043 61° 315° 159 km 03m19.3s
16:0444°23.1'S040°04.4'W45°44.6'S039°23.8'W45°03.9'S039°44.5'W 1.043 60° 312° 159 km 03m18.0s
16:0644°12.7'S038°57.6'W45°33.4'S038°14.2'W44°53.1'S038°36.3'W 1.043 60° 309° 159 km 03m16.6s
16:0844°01.4'S037°50.4'W45°21.3'S037°04.3'W44°41.3'S037°27.8'W 1.043 59° 306° 158 km 03m15.2s
16:1043°49.2'S036°43.0'W45°08.2'S035°54.1'W44°28.7'S036°19.0'W 1.043 58° 304° 158 km 03m13.7s
16:1243°36.1'S035°35.1'W44°54.2'S034°43.6'W44°15.2'S035°09.9'W 1.043 57° 301° 158 km 03m12.1s
16:1443°22.1'S034°26.9'W44°39.3'S033°32.8'W44°00.8'S034°00.3'W 1.043 56° 299° 158 km 03m10.3s
16:1643°07.3'S033°18.1'W44°23.3'S032°21.5'W43°45.4'S032°50.3'W 1.042 55° 297° 157 km 03m08.6s
16:1842°51.4'S032°08.9'W44°06.4'S031°09.7'W43°29.0'S031°39.8'W 1.042 54° 295° 157 km 03m06.7s
16:2042°34.7'S030°59.1'W43°48.5'S029°57.4'W43°11.7'S030°28.8'W 1.042 53° 292° 156 km 03m04.7s
16:2242°16.9'S029°48.7'W43°29.5'S028°44.6'W42°53.3'S029°17.2'W 1.042 52° 290° 156 km 03m02.7s
16:2441°58.1'S028°37.6'W43°09.5'S027°31.1'W42°33.9'S028°04.9'W 1.042 51° 288° 156 km 03m00.5s
16:2641°38.2'S027°25.7'W42°48.3'S026°16.8'W42°13.4'S026°51.8'W 1.041 50° 286° 155 km 02m58.3s
16:2841°17.3'S026°13.0'W42°25.9'S025°01.7'W41°51.8'S025°37.9'W 1.041 49° 284° 155 km 02m56.0s
16:3040°55.2'S024°59.2'W42°02.4'S023°45.7'W41°28.9'S024°23.0'W 1.041 48° 282° 154 km 02m53.5s
16:3240°31.9'S023°44.4'W41°37.6'S022°28.6'W41°04.9'S023°07.1'W 1.041 46° 280° 153 km 02m51.0s
16:3440°07.3'S022°28.4'W41°11.4'S021°10.3'W40°39.6'S021°49.9'W 1.040 45° 279° 153 km 02m48.4s
16:3639°41.5'S021°11.0'W40°43.9'S019°50.6'W40°12.9'S020°31.4'W 1.040 44° 277° 152 km 02m45.7s
16:3839°14.2'S019°52.0'W40°14.8'S018°29.4'W39°44.7'S019°11.3'W 1.040 43° 275° 151 km 02m42.9s
16:4038°45.4'S018°31.2'W39°44.2'S017°06.4'W39°15.0'S017°49.4'W 1.039 41° 273° 151 km 02m40.0s
16:4238°15.0'S017°08.4'W39°11.9'S015°41.3'W38°43.7'S016°25.5'W 1.039 40° 272° 150 km 02m37.0s
16:4437°42.9'S015°43.3'W38°37.6'S014°13.8'W38°10.5'S014°59.2'W 1.039 38° 270° 149 km 02m33.8s
16:4637°08.8'S014°15.5'W38°01.4'S012°43.5'W37°35.4'S013°30.2'W 1.038 37° 268° 148 km 02m30.6s
16:4836°32.7'S012°44.5'W37°22.9'S011°10.0'W36°58.1'S011°57.9'W 1.038 35° 267° 146 km 02m27.1s
16:5035°54.2'S011°09.9'W36°41.8'S009°32.5'W36°18.3'S010°21.9'W 1.037 33° 265° 145 km 02m23.6s
16:5235°13.0'S009°30.8'W35°57.8'S007°50.4'W35°35.8'S008°41.3'W 1.037 31° 263° 144 km 02m19.9s
16:5434°28.8'S007°46.3'W35°10.5'S006°02.5'W34°50.0'S006°55.1'W 1.036 29° 262° 142 km 02m15.9s
16:5633°40.9'S005°55.3'W34°19.2'S004°07.4'W34°00.5'S005°02.1'W 1.036 27° 260° 140 km 02m11.8s
16:5832°48.6'S003°55.9'W33°22.9'S002°03.1'W33°06.2'S003°00.3'W 1.035 25° 259° 138 km 02m07.4s
17:0031°50.9'S001°45.5'W32°20.2'S000°13.7'E32°06.1'S000°46.9'W 1.034 23° 257° 136 km 02m02.6s
17:0230°45.8'S000°40.0'E31°09.0'S002°47.9'E30°58.1'S001°42.8'E 1.034 20° 255° 133 km 01m57.3s
17:0429°30.3'S003°27.8'E29°44.8'S005°49.5'E29°38.5'S004°37.1'E 1.033 17° 253° 130 km 01m51.4s
17:0627°57.8'S006°53.6'E27°57.4'S009°42.1'E27°59.2'S008°14.9'E 1.031 13° 251° 125 km 01m44.4s
17:0825°47.5'S011°46.2'E24°56.5'S016°21.7'E25°29.9'S013°47.1'E 1.030 248° 118 km 01m34.3s
Limits22°11.7'S020°08.5'E23°01.0'S020°45.9'E22°36.3'S020°27.1'E 1.027 - 109 km 01m23.6s

ΔT = 84.4 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse15:35:26.715:34:02.346°07.9'S056°45.3'W 66.4° 1.4° 160.3 km03m27.60s
Greatest Duration15:36:11.215:34:46.846°08.5'S055°59.7'W 66.4° 0.0° 160.3 km03m27.61s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2048 Dec 05

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2048 Dec 05 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 84.4 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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