Path of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's antumbral shadow during the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16 . 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 .

Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits18°59.4'N151°14.0'E17°44.3'N150°52.5'E18°21.8'N151°03.2'E 0.962 - 143 km 02m32.8s
20:3616°07.7'N158°26.7'E14°15.7'N159°53.0'E15°09.5'N159°14.5'E 0.964 115° 133 km 02m33.9s
20:3814°17.3'N163°02.4'E12°45.2'N163°45.8'E13°30.4'N163°25.5'E 0.966 14° 116° 128 km 02m34.8s
20:4013°03.8'N166°06.5'E11°39.8'N166°35.0'E12°21.3'N166°21.5'E 0.967 17° 117° 125 km 02m35.4s
20:4212°06.1'N168°32.2'E10°47.1'N168°52.8'E11°26.2'N168°43.0'E 0.967 20° 117° 122 km 02m36.1s
20:4411°17.9'N170°35.3'E10°02.4'N170°51.0'E10°39.8'N170°43.5'E 0.968 23° 118° 119 km 02m36.7s
20:4610°36.2'N172°23.3'E09°23.4'N172°35.6'E09°59.5'N172°29.7'E 0.969 25° 119° 117 km 02m37.2s
20:4809°59.5'N174°00.0'E08°48.8'N174°10.0'E09°23.9'N174°05.2'E 0.969 27° 119° 116 km 02m37.8s
20:5009°26.6'N175°28.2'E08°17.8'N175°36.4'E08°51.9'N175°32.5'E 0.970 29° 120° 114 km 02m38.3s
20:5208°56.8'N176°49.6'E07°49.6'N176°56.5'E08°23.0'N176°53.2'E 0.970 31° 120° 113 km 02m38.9s
20:5408°29.8'N178°05.4'E07°23.8'N178°11.2'E07°56.6'N178°08.4'E 0.970 32° 121° 111 km 02m39.4s
20:5608°05.0'N179°16.4'E07°00.2'N179°21.4'E07°32.4'N179°19.0'E 0.971 34° 122° 110 km 02m39.9s
20:5807°42.1'N179°36.6'W06°38.5'N179°32.2'W07°10.1'N179°34.3'W 0.971 36° 122° 109 km 02m40.4s
21:0007°21.1'N178°33.0'W06°18.4'N178°29.1'W06°49.6'N178°31.0'W 0.972 37° 123° 108 km 02m41.0s
21:0207°01.6'N177°32.5'W05°59.8'N177°29.0'W06°30.5'N177°30.7'W 0.972 39° 123° 107 km 02m41.5s
21:0406°43.5'N176°34.6'W05°42.5'N176°31.4'W06°12.9'N176°32.9'W 0.972 40° 124° 106 km 02m41.9s
21:0606°26.8'N175°39.1'W05°26.5'N175°36.1'W05°56.5'N175°37.6'W 0.972 41° 125° 105 km 02m42.4s
21:0806°11.2'N174°45.7'W05°11.7'N174°42.9'W05°41.3'N174°44.2'W 0.973 42° 125° 104 km 02m42.9s
21:1005°56.7'N173°54.3'W04°57.8'N173°51.5'W05°27.2'N173°52.8'W 0.973 44° 126° 104 km 02m43.4s
21:1205°43.3'N173°04.5'W04°45.0'N173°01.8'W05°14.0'N173°03.1'W 0.973 45° 127° 103 km 02m43.9s
21:1405°30.9'N172°16.3'W04°33.1'N172°13.7'W05°01.9'N172°14.9'W 0.973 46° 127° 102 km 02m44.3s
21:1605°19.3'N171°29.5'W04°22.1'N171°26.9'W04°50.6'N171°28.2'W 0.974 47° 128° 102 km 02m44.8s
21:1805°08.6'N170°44.1'W04°11.9'N170°41.4'W04°40.1'N170°42.7'W 0.974 48° 129° 101 km 02m45.2s
21:2004°58.8'N169°59.8'W04°02.4'N169°57.1'W04°30.5'N169°58.4'W 0.974 49° 130° 100 km 02m45.6s
21:2204°49.7'N169°16.6'W03°53.8'N169°13.8'W04°21.6'N169°15.2'W 0.974 50° 131° 100 km 02m46.1s
21:2404°41.3'N168°34.5'W03°45.8'N168°31.6'W04°13.4'N168°33.0'W 0.974 51° 132° 100 km 02m46.5s
21:2604°33.6'N167°53.3'W03°38.5'N167°50.2'W04°06.0'N167°51.7'W 0.974 52° 133° 99 km 02m46.9s
21:2804°26.7'N167°12.9'W03°31.9'N167°09.8'W03°59.2'N167°11.3'W 0.975 53° 134° 99 km 02m47.3s
21:3004°20.4'N166°33.4'W03°25.9'N166°30.1'W03°53.0'N166°31.7'W 0.975 54° 135° 98 km 02m47.6s
21:3204°14.7'N165°54.6'W03°20.5'N165°51.1'W03°47.5'N165°52.8'W 0.975 55° 136° 98 km 02m48.0s
21:3404°09.6'N165°16.4'W03°15.8'N165°12.8'W03°42.6'N165°14.6'W 0.975 56° 137° 98 km 02m48.4s
21:3604°05.1'N164°38.9'W03°11.6'N164°35.2'W03°38.2'N164°37.0'W 0.975 57° 138° 97 km 02m48.7s
21:3804°01.2'N164°02.0'W03°07.9'N163°58.1'W03°34.4'N164°00.1'W 0.975 57° 140° 97 km 02m49.1s
21:4003°57.8'N163°25.7'W03°04.8'N163°21.6'W03°31.2'N163°23.6'W 0.975 58° 141° 97 km 02m49.4s
21:4203°55.0'N162°49.9'W03°02.2'N162°45.6'W03°28.5'N162°47.7'W 0.975 59° 142° 97 km 02m49.7s
21:4403°52.8'N162°14.5'W03°00.2'N162°10.0'W03°26.4'N162°12.2'W 0.975 60° 144° 96 km 02m50.0s
21:4603°51.0'N161°39.6'W02°58.6'N161°34.9'W03°24.7'N161°37.2'W 0.976 60° 145° 96 km 02m50.2s
21:4803°49.8'N161°05.0'W02°57.6'N161°00.2'W03°23.6'N161°02.6'W 0.976 61° 147° 96 km 02m50.5s
21:5003°49.0'N160°30.9'W02°57.0'N160°25.8'W03°22.9'N160°28.3'W 0.976 61° 149° 96 km 02m50.7s
21:5203°48.8'N159°57.1'W02°57.0'N159°51.8'W03°22.8'N159°54.4'W 0.976 62° 150° 96 km 02m51.0s
21:5403°49.0'N159°23.5'W02°57.4'N159°18.1'W03°23.1'N159°20.8'W 0.976 62° 152° 95 km 02m51.2s
21:5603°49.8'N158°50.3'W02°58.2'N158°44.6'W03°23.9'N158°47.5'W 0.976 63° 154° 95 km 02m51.4s
21:5803°51.0'N158°17.3'W02°59.6'N158°11.5'W03°25.2'N158°14.4'W 0.976 63° 156° 95 km 02m51.6s
22:0003°52.6'N157°44.6'W03°01.3'N157°38.5'W03°26.9'N157°41.5'W 0.976 64° 158° 95 km 02m51.7s
22:0203°54.8'N157°12.1'W03°03.6'N157°05.8'W03°29.1'N157°08.9'W 0.976 64° 160° 95 km 02m51.9s
22:0403°57.4'N156°39.7'W03°06.3'N156°33.2'W03°31.7'N156°36.4'W 0.976 64° 162° 95 km 02m52.0s
22:0604°00.4'N156°07.5'W03°09.4'N156°00.8'W03°34.8'N156°04.1'W 0.976 65° 165° 95 km 02m52.1s
22:0804°03.9'N155°35.5'W03°13.0'N155°28.5'W03°38.3'N155°32.0'W 0.976 65° 167° 95 km 02m52.2s
22:1004°07.8'N155°03.5'W03°17.0'N154°56.3'W03°42.3'N154°59.9'W 0.976 65° 169° 95 km 02m52.3s
22:1204°12.2'N154°31.7'W03°21.5'N154°24.3'W03°46.8'N154°28.0'W 0.976 65° 171° 95 km 02m52.4s
22:1404°17.1'N153°59.9'W03°26.4'N153°52.3'W03°51.6'N153°56.1'W 0.976 65° 174° 95 km 02m52.4s
22:1604°22.4'N153°28.1'W03°31.7'N153°20.3'W03°56.9'N153°24.2'W 0.976 65° 176° 95 km 02m52.4s
22:1804°28.1'N152°56.4'W03°37.5'N152°48.4'W04°02.7'N152°52.4'W 0.976 65° 178° 95 km 02m52.5s
22:2004°34.3'N152°24.7'W03°43.7'N152°16.4'W04°08.9'N152°20.6'W 0.976 65° 180° 95 km 02m52.5s
22:2204°41.0'N151°53.0'W03°50.3'N151°44.5'W04°15.6'N151°48.7'W 0.976 65° 183° 95 km 02m52.4s
22:2404°48.1'N151°21.2'W03°57.4'N151°12.5'W04°22.7'N151°16.8'W 0.976 65° 185° 95 km 02m52.4s
22:2604°55.6'N150°49.3'W04°05.0'N150°40.4'W04°30.2'N150°44.9'W 0.976 64° 187° 95 km 02m52.4s
22:2805°03.6'N150°17.4'W04°12.9'N150°08.3'W04°38.2'N150°12.8'W 0.976 64° 189° 95 km 02m52.3s
22:3005°12.1'N149°45.3'W04°21.4'N149°36.0'W04°46.6'N149°40.7'W 0.976 64° 191° 95 km 02m52.2s
22:3205°21.1'N149°13.1'W04°30.2'N149°03.6'W04°55.6'N149°08.4'W 0.976 63° 194° 95 km 02m52.1s
22:3405°30.5'N148°40.8'W04°39.6'N148°31.1'W05°04.9'N148°35.9'W 0.976 63° 196° 95 km 02m52.0s
22:3605°40.4'N148°08.2'W04°49.4'N147°58.3'W05°14.8'N148°03.3'W 0.975 63° 197° 95 km 02m51.9s
22:3805°50.7'N147°35.4'W04°59.7'N147°25.4'W05°25.1'N147°30.4'W 0.975 62° 199° 95 km 02m51.8s
22:4006°01.6'N147°02.4'W05°10.4'N146°52.2'W05°35.9'N146°57.3'W 0.975 62° 201° 95 km 02m51.6s
22:4206°12.9'N146°29.1'W05°21.6'N146°18.7'W05°47.2'N146°23.9'W 0.975 61° 203° 96 km 02m51.4s
22:4406°24.8'N145°55.5'W05°33.4'N145°44.9'W05°59.0'N145°50.2'W 0.975 60° 205° 96 km 02m51.3s
22:4606°37.2'N145°21.6'W05°45.6'N145°10.8'W06°11.3'N145°16.2'W 0.975 60° 206° 96 km 02m51.1s
22:4806°50.1'N144°47.3'W05°58.3'N144°36.3'W06°24.1'N144°41.8'W 0.975 59° 208° 96 km 02m50.9s
22:5007°03.5'N144°12.6'W06°11.6'N144°01.5'W06°37.4'N144°07.0'W 0.975 58° 209° 97 km 02m50.7s
22:5207°17.5'N143°37.4'W06°25.4'N143°26.1'W06°51.3'N143°31.8'W 0.975 58° 211° 97 km 02m50.5s
22:5407°32.1'N143°01.8'W06°39.7'N142°50.4'W07°05.8'N142°56.1'W 0.975 57° 212° 97 km 02m50.2s
22:5607°47.2'N142°25.6'W06°54.6'N142°14.0'W07°20.8'N142°19.8'W 0.974 56° 213° 98 km 02m50.0s
22:5808°03.0'N141°48.8'W07°10.1'N141°37.1'W07°36.4'N141°43.0'W 0.974 55° 215° 98 km 02m49.8s
23:0008°19.3'N141°11.4'W07°26.2'N140°59.6'W07°52.6'N141°05.5'W 0.974 54° 216° 98 km 02m49.5s
23:0208°36.3'N140°33.4'W07°42.8'N140°21.4'W08°09.5'N140°27.4'W 0.974 53° 217° 99 km 02m49.3s
23:0408°54.0'N139°54.5'W08°00.2'N139°42.5'W08°27.0'N139°48.5'W 0.974 53° 218° 99 km 02m49.0s
23:0609°12.4'N139°14.9'W08°18.2'N139°02.8'W08°45.2'N139°08.8'W 0.974 52° 219° 100 km 02m48.7s
23:0809°31.5'N138°34.4'W08°36.9'N138°22.2'W09°04.1'N138°28.3'W 0.973 51° 220° 100 km 02m48.4s
23:1009°51.3'N137°52.9'W08°56.3'N137°40.7'W09°23.7'N137°46.8'W 0.973 50° 221° 101 km 02m48.1s
23:1210°12.0'N137°10.3'W09°16.5'N136°58.1'W09°44.1'N137°04.2'W 0.973 49° 222° 102 km 02m47.9s
23:1410°33.4'N136°26.6'W09°37.5'N136°14.4'W10°05.3'N136°20.5'W 0.973 47° 223° 102 km 02m47.6s
23:1610°55.8'N135°41.7'W09°59.3'N135°29.5'W10°27.4'N135°35.6'W 0.973 46° 224° 103 km 02m47.2s
23:1811°19.1'N134°55.3'W10°22.0'N134°43.2'W10°50.4'N134°49.3'W 0.972 45° 225° 104 km 02m46.9s
23:2011°43.3'N134°07.5'W10°45.6'N133°55.5'W11°14.4'N134°01.5'W 0.972 44° 226° 105 km 02m46.6s
23:2212°08.7'N133°17.9'W11°10.3'N133°06.1'W11°39.3'N133°12.0'W 0.972 43° 227° 106 km 02m46.3s
23:2412°35.1'N132°26.5'W11°36.0'N132°14.9'W12°05.5'N132°20.7'W 0.972 42° 228° 106 km 02m46.0s
23:2613°02.9'N131°33.0'W12°02.9'N131°21.6'W12°32.8'N131°27.3'W 0.971 40° 228° 107 km 02m45.6s
23:2813°31.9'N130°37.1'W12°31.1'N130°26.1'W13°01.4'N130°31.6'W 0.971 39° 229° 108 km 02m45.3s
23:3014°02.4'N129°38.6'W13°00.7'N129°28.0'W13°31.4'N129°33.4'W 0.971 37° 230° 110 km 02m45.0s
23:3214°34.6'N128°37.1'W13°31.8'N128°27.1'W14°03.0'N128°32.2'W 0.970 36° 231° 111 km 02m44.6s
23:3415°08.5'N127°32.1'W14°04.5'N127°22.8'W14°36.4'N127°27.6'W 0.970 34° 231° 112 km 02m44.3s
23:3615°44.5'N126°23.2'W14°39.2'N126°14.8'W15°11.7'N126°19.1'W 0.969 33° 232° 113 km 02m43.9s
23:3816°22.9'N125°09.6'W15°16.1'N125°02.3'W15°49.3'N125°06.1'W 0.969 31° 233° 115 km 02m43.5s
23:4017°04.0'N123°50.4'W15°55.4'N123°44.5'W16°29.5'N123°47.6'W 0.969 29° 234° 117 km 02m43.2s
23:4217°48.3'N122°24.4'W16°37.7'N122°20.4'W17°12.7'N122°22.6'W 0.968 27° 235° 118 km 02m42.8s
23:4418°36.5'N120°49.9'W17°23.5'N120°48.5'W17°59.7'N120°49.5'W 0.968 25° 235° 120 km 02m42.4s
23:4619°29.6'N119°04.6'W18°13.7'N119°06.6'W18°51.4'N119°05.9'W 0.967 23° 236° 123 km 02m41.9s
23:4820°29.3'N117°04.5'W19°09.7'N117°11.5'W19°49.1'N117°08.4'W 0.966 21° 237° 125 km 02m41.5s
23:5021°38.3'N114°43.0'W20°13.4'N114°57.8'W20°55.3'N114°51.1'W 0.966 18° 238° 128 km 02m41.0s
23:5223°02.0'N111°46.5'W21°29.1'N112°15.2'W22°14.7'N112°02.1'W 0.965 15° 240° 131 km 02m40.5s
23:5424°56.3'N107°35.7'W23°06.5'N108°38.5'W23°59.6'N108°10.5'W 0.963 10° 242° 136 km 02m39.9s
Limits28°45.7'N098°30.5'W27°28.8'N098°03.1'W28°07.1'N098°16.7'W 0.961 - 148 km 02m38.5s

ΔT = 89.1 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse22:16:45.222:15:16.003°54.9'N153°58.2'W 65.1° 175.1° 94.5 km02m52.43s
Greatest Duration22:20:15.222:18:46.104°05.0'N152°40.2'W 65.1° 179.1° 94.5 km02m52.45s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2056 Jan 16 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 89.1 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.

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