Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2078 May 11

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2078 May 11 . 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 2078 May 11
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits08°59.9'S151°28.6'W10°29.0'S150°45.3'W09°44.5'S151°06.8'W 1.052 - 181 km 02m41.1s
16:14 - - 08°16.7'S144°34.6'W08°31.2'S147°36.1'W 1.053 71° 186 km 02m48.6s
16:1605°24.5'S142°11.5'W05°53.3'S138°56.9'W05°37.0'S140°29.5'W 1.056 12° 70° 196 km 03m06.1s
16:1803°32.1'S138°11.6'W04°14.4'S135°32.3'W03°52.2'S136°49.7'W 1.057 16° 70° 202 km 03m16.4s
16:2002°03.0'S135°19.3'W02°51.9'S132°55.6'W02°26.7'S134°05.9'W 1.058 20° 70° 206 km 03m24.7s
16:2200°45.7'S133°00.2'W01°38.8'S130°45.7'W01°11.6'S131°51.8'W 1.059 23° 70° 209 km 03m31.9s
16:2400°24.2'N131°01.9'W00°32.1'S128°53.4'W00°03.4'S129°56.7'W 1.060 25° 70° 212 km 03m38.5s
16:2601°28.7'N129°18.0'W00°30.0'N127°13.8'W00°59.8'N128°15.1'W 1.061 28° 70° 215 km 03m44.5s
16:2802°29.2'N127°44.8'W01°28.5'N125°43.9'W01°59.3'N126°43.6'W 1.061 30° 70° 217 km 03m50.1s
16:3003°26.5'N126°19.9'W02°24.0'N124°21.5'W02°55.6'N125°20.0'W 1.062 32° 70° 219 km 03m55.5s
16:3204°21.1'N125°01.6'W03°17.1'N123°05.4'W03°49.4'N124°02.9'W 1.062 34° 71° 220 km 04m00.5s
16:3405°13.4'N123°48.9'W04°08.0'N121°54.4'W04°41.1'N122°51.0'W 1.063 36° 71° 222 km 04m05.3s
16:3606°03.9'N122°40.8'W04°57.2'N120°47.7'W05°30.9'N121°43.7'W 1.063 38° 71° 223 km 04m09.9s
16:3806°52.6'N121°36.6'W05°44.8'N119°44.8'W06°19.0'N120°40.1'W 1.064 40° 72° 225 km 04m14.3s
16:4007°39.9'N120°35.7'W06°30.9'N118°45.0'W07°05.7'N119°39.8'W 1.064 41° 72° 226 km 04m18.6s
16:4208°25.8'N119°37.7'W07°15.8'N117°48.0'W07°51.1'N118°42.4'W 1.065 43° 73° 227 km 04m22.7s
16:4409°10.6'N118°42.3'W07°59.6'N116°53.5'W08°35.4'N117°47.4'W 1.065 44° 73° 228 km 04m26.7s
16:4609°54.2'N117°49.2'W08°42.3'N116°01.1'W09°18.5'N116°54.6'W 1.065 46° 74° 228 km 04m30.5s
16:4810°36.9'N116°58.0'W09°24.0'N115°10.6'W10°00.7'N116°03.8'W 1.066 47° 74° 229 km 04m34.2s
16:5011°18.6'N116°08.5'W10°04.8'N114°21.9'W10°42.0'N115°14.7'W 1.066 49° 75° 230 km 04m37.8s
16:5211°59.5'N115°20.6'W10°44.8'N113°34.6'W11°22.4'N114°27.2'W 1.066 50° 75° 230 km 04m41.3s
16:5412°39.6'N114°34.2'W11°24.0'N112°48.7'W12°02.0'N113°41.0'W 1.067 52° 76° 231 km 04m44.6s
16:5613°19.0'N113°48.9'W12°02.4'N112°04.1'W12°40.9'N112°56.1'W 1.067 53° 77° 231 km 04m47.9s
16:5813°57.6'N113°04.8'W12°40.2'N111°20.5'W13°19.1'N112°12.2'W 1.067 54° 77° 232 km 04m51.0s
17:0014°35.6'N112°21.6'W13°17.4'N110°37.9'W13°56.7'N111°29.4'W 1.067 56° 78° 232 km 04m54.1s
17:0215°13.0'N111°39.4'W13°53.9'N109°56.2'W14°33.6'N110°47.4'W 1.068 57° 79° 232 km 04m57.1s
17:0415°49.8'N110°57.9'W14°29.8'N109°15.3'W15°10.0'N110°06.2'W 1.068 58° 80° 233 km 04m59.9s
17:0616°26.0'N110°17.2'W15°05.2'N108°35.1'W15°45.8'N109°25.8'W 1.068 59° 81° 233 km 05m02.7s
17:0817°01.7'N109°37.1'W15°40.0'N107°55.5'W16°21.0'N108°45.9'W 1.068 60° 82° 233 km 05m05.3s
17:1017°36.9'N108°57.5'W16°14.3'N107°16.5'W16°55.8'N108°06.6'W 1.068 62° 83° 233 km 05m07.9s
17:1218°11.5'N108°18.4'W16°48.1'N106°37.9'W17°30.0'N107°27.8'W 1.068 63° 84° 233 km 05m10.4s
17:1418°45.7'N107°39.7'W17°21.5'N105°59.8'W18°03.7'N106°49.4'W 1.069 64° 86° 234 km 05m12.8s
17:1619°19.4'N107°01.4'W17°54.3'N105°22.0'W18°37.0'N106°11.3'W 1.069 65° 87° 234 km 05m15.1s
17:1819°52.7'N106°23.3'W18°26.8'N104°44.6'W19°09.9'N105°33.6'W 1.069 66° 88° 234 km 05m17.3s
17:2020°25.6'N105°45.5'W18°58.8'N104°07.4'W19°42.3'N104°56.1'W 1.069 67° 90° 234 km 05m19.4s
17:2220°58.0'N105°08.0'W19°30.3'N103°30.5'W20°14.3'N104°18.8'W 1.069 68° 92° 234 km 05m21.4s
17:2421°30.0'N104°30.5'W20°01.5'N102°53.7'W20°45.8'N103°41.7'W 1.069 69° 94° 234 km 05m23.3s
17:2622°01.6'N103°53.2'W20°32.2'N102°17.0'W21°17.0'N103°04.7'W 1.069 70° 96° 234 km 05m25.1s
17:2822°32.8'N103°15.9'W21°02.5'N101°40.5'W21°47.8'N102°27.8'W 1.070 71° 98° 234 km 05m26.9s
17:3023°03.6'N102°38.6'W21°32.5'N101°03.9'W22°18.1'N101°50.9'W 1.070 72° 100° 234 km 05m28.5s
17:3223°34.1'N102°01.3'W22°02.0'N100°27.4'W22°48.1'N101°14.0'W 1.070 73° 103° 234 km 05m30.0s
17:3424°04.1'N101°24.0'W22°31.2'N099°50.8'W23°17.8'N100°37.1'W 1.070 74° 106° 234 km 05m31.5s
17:3624°33.8'N100°46.5'W23°00.0'N099°14.2'W23°47.0'N100°00.0'W 1.070 75° 109° 234 km 05m32.8s
17:3825°03.2'N100°09.0'W23°28.5'N098°37.5'W24°15.9'N099°22.9'W 1.070 76° 113° 233 km 05m34.0s
17:4025°32.1'N099°31.2'W23°56.5'N098°00.6'W24°44.4'N098°45.6'W 1.070 76° 116° 233 km 05m35.2s
17:4226°00.7'N098°53.2'W24°24.2'N097°23.6'W25°12.5'N098°08.1'W 1.070 77° 121° 233 km 05m36.2s
17:4426°29.0'N098°15.0'W24°51.6'N096°46.3'W25°40.3'N097°30.3'W 1.070 78° 125° 233 km 05m37.2s
17:4626°56.8'N097°36.5'W25°18.6'N096°08.9'W26°07.7'N096°52.3'W 1.070 78° 130° 233 km 05m38.0s
17:4827°24.4'N096°57.6'W25°45.2'N095°31.1'W26°34.8'N096°14.1'W 1.070 79° 136° 233 km 05m38.7s
17:5027°51.5'N096°18.4'W26°11.5'N094°53.0'W27°01.5'N095°35.4'W 1.070 79° 142° 233 km 05m39.4s
17:5228°18.3'N095°38.9'W26°37.4'N094°14.6'W27°27.8'N094°56.5'W 1.070 79° 148° 232 km 05m39.9s
17:5428°44.7'N094°58.9'W27°02.9'N093°35.9'W27°53.8'N094°17.1'W 1.070 79° 154° 232 km 05m40.3s
17:5629°10.8'N094°18.4'W27°28.1'N092°56.7'W28°19.4'N093°37.3'W 1.070 79° 161° 232 km 05m40.6s
17:5829°36.5'N093°37.4'W27°52.9'N092°17.1'W28°44.7'N092°57.0'W 1.070 79° 167° 232 km 05m40.8s
18:0030°01.8'N092°56.0'W28°17.3'N091°37.0'W29°09.5'N092°16.2'W 1.070 79° 173° 232 km 05m40.9s
18:0230°26.7'N092°13.9'W28°41.4'N090°56.5'W29°34.0'N091°35.0'W 1.070 79° 179° 231 km 05m40.9s
18:0430°51.3'N091°31.3'W29°05.1'N090°15.4'W29°58.2'N090°53.1'W 1.070 78° 185° 231 km 05m40.7s
18:0631°15.4'N090°48.0'W29°28.4'N089°33.7'W30°21.9'N090°10.6'W 1.070 78° 190° 231 km 05m40.5s
18:0831°39.2'N090°04.0'W29°51.3'N088°51.4'W30°45.2'N089°27.5'W 1.070 77° 195° 231 km 05m40.1s
18:1032°02.6'N089°19.4'W30°13.8'N088°08.5'W31°08.1'N088°43.7'W 1.070 76° 199° 230 km 05m39.6s
18:1232°25.5'N088°33.9'W30°35.9'N087°24.9'W31°30.7'N087°59.2'W 1.070 76° 203° 230 km 05m39.0s
18:1432°48.0'N087°47.7'W30°57.7'N086°40.6'W31°52.8'N087°14.0'W 1.070 75° 207° 230 km 05m38.3s
18:1633°10.1'N087°00.7'W31°19.0'N085°55.5'W32°14.4'N086°28.0'W 1.070 74° 210° 229 km 05m37.5s
18:1833°31.7'N086°12.8'W31°39.8'N085°09.7'W32°35.7'N085°41.1'W 1.070 73° 213° 229 km 05m36.5s
18:2033°52.9'N085°23.9'W32°00.3'N084°23.0'W32°56.5'N084°53.4'W 1.069 72° 216° 229 km 05m35.4s
18:2234°13.6'N084°34.1'W32°20.2'N083°35.4'W33°16.8'N084°04.7'W 1.069 71° 219° 228 km 05m34.2s
18:2434°33.8'N083°43.3'W32°39.8'N082°47.0'W33°36.7'N083°15.1'W 1.069 70° 222° 228 km 05m32.9s
18:2634°53.5'N082°51.5'W32°58.8'N081°57.5'W33°56.1'N082°24.5'W 1.069 69° 224° 228 km 05m31.4s
18:2835°12.7'N081°58.5'W33°17.4'N081°07.1'W34°14.9'N081°32.8'W 1.069 68° 226° 227 km 05m29.9s
18:3035°31.3'N081°04.4'W33°35.4'N080°15.6'W34°33.3'N080°40.0'W 1.069 67° 228° 227 km 05m28.2s
18:3235°49.4'N080°09.0'W33°52.9'N079°23.0'W34°51.1'N079°46.1'W 1.069 66° 230° 226 km 05m26.3s
18:3436°07.0'N079°12.4'W34°09.9'N078°29.3'W35°08.3'N078°51.0'W 1.069 65° 232° 226 km 05m24.4s
18:3636°23.9'N078°14.5'W34°26.3'N077°34.3'W35°25.0'N077°54.5'W 1.068 64° 234° 225 km 05m22.3s
18:3836°40.1'N077°15.1'W34°42.2'N076°38.0'W35°41.0'N076°56.8'W 1.068 63° 236° 225 km 05m20.1s
18:4036°55.8'N076°14.3'W34°57.4'N075°40.4'W35°56.5'N075°57.6'W 1.068 62° 238° 224 km 05m17.8s
18:4237°10.7'N075°12.0'W35°12.0'N074°41.4'W36°11.2'N074°56.9'W 1.068 61° 239° 224 km 05m15.3s
18:4437°24.9'N074°08.0'W35°26.0'N073°40.8'W36°25.3'N073°54.8'W 1.068 59° 241° 223 km 05m12.7s
18:4637°38.4'N073°02.4'W35°39.2'N072°38.7'W36°38.7'N072°50.9'W 1.067 58° 243° 223 km 05m10.0s
18:4837°51.1'N071°54.9'W35°51.7'N071°35.0'W36°51.3'N071°45.4'W 1.067 57° 244° 222 km 05m07.1s
18:5038°02.9'N070°45.6'W36°03.5'N070°29.5'W37°03.1'N070°38.1'W 1.067 56° 246° 221 km 05m04.1s
18:5238°13.9'N069°34.3'W36°14.4'N069°22.2'W37°14.0'N069°28.8'W 1.067 54° 247° 221 km 05m01.0s
18:5438°23.9'N068°20.9'W36°24.5'N068°12.9'W37°24.1'N068°17.5'W 1.066 53° 249° 220 km 04m57.7s
18:5638°32.9'N067°05.2'W36°33.7'N067°01.5'W37°33.2'N067°04.0'W 1.066 52° 250° 219 km 04m54.3s
18:5838°40.9'N065°47.2'W36°42.0'N065°47.9'W37°41.4'N065°48.3'W 1.066 50° 252° 218 km 04m50.8s
19:0038°47.8'N064°26.7'W36°49.2'N064°31.9'W37°48.4'N064°30.1'W 1.066 49° 253° 218 km 04m47.1s
19:0238°53.5'N063°03.4'W36°55.3'N063°13.4'W37°54.3'N063°09.2'W 1.065 48° 255° 217 km 04m43.3s
19:0438°57.9'N061°37.2'W37°00.3'N061°52.1'W37°59.0'N061°45.6'W 1.065 46° 256° 216 km 04m39.3s
19:0639°00.8'N060°07.8'W37°04.0'N060°27.9'W38°02.4'N060°18.9'W 1.065 45° 258° 215 km 04m35.1s
19:0839°02.3'N058°35.0'W37°06.4'N059°00.5'W38°04.3'N058°48.8'W 1.064 43° 259° 214 km 04m30.8s
19:1039°02.2'N056°58.4'W37°07.3'N057°29.5'W38°04.7'N057°15.1'W 1.064 41° 261° 213 km 04m26.3s
19:1239°00.2'N055°17.6'W37°06.5'N055°54.6'W38°03.4'N055°37.4'W 1.063 40° 262° 212 km 04m21.6s
19:1438°56.2'N053°32.3'W37°04.0'N054°15.4'W38°00.2'N053°55.2'W 1.063 38° 264° 211 km 04m16.8s
19:1638°50.0'N051°41.6'W36°59.4'N052°31.3'W37°54.8'N052°07.9'W 1.062 36° 265° 210 km 04m11.7s
19:1838°41.3'N049°45.1'W36°52.6'N050°41.7'W37°47.1'N050°14.9'W 1.062 34° 267° 208 km 04m06.4s
19:2038°29.6'N047°41.6'W36°43.3'N048°45.7'W37°36.6'N048°15.3'W 1.061 32° 269° 207 km 04m00.8s
19:2238°14.6'N045°29.9'W36°30.9'N046°42.2'W37°23.0'N046°07.8'W 1.061 30° 270° 205 km 03m54.9s
19:2437°55.6'N043°08.3'W36°15.0'N044°29.6'W37°05.6'N043°50.9'W 1.060 28° 272° 204 km 03m48.7s
19:2637°31.5'N040°34.2'W35°54.9'N042°06.0'W36°43.6'N041°22.3'W 1.060 26° 274° 202 km 03m42.1s
19:2837°01.1'N037°43.7'W35°29.3'N039°28.0'W36°15.7'N038°38.3'W 1.059 23° 276° 200 km 03m35.0s
19:3036°21.8'N034°30.2'W34°56.5'N036°30.6'W35°39.9'N035°33.3'W 1.058 20° 278° 198 km 03m27.1s
19:3235°29.2'N030°40.6'W34°13.3'N033°04.3'W34°52.3'N031°56.2'W 1.057 17° 281° 195 km 03m18.1s
19:3434°11.2'N025°41.0'W33°12.5'N028°48.2'W33°44.0'N027°21.0'W 1.055 12° 284° 191 km 03m07.3s
19:36 - - 31°28.4'N022°25.7'W31°33.0'N019°44.0'W 1.053 288° 184 km 02m50.6s
Limits30°29.4'N013°45.8'W29°02.7'N014°37.5'W29°46.0'N014°12.0'W 1.051 - 179 km 02m39.6s

ΔT = 106.4 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse17:56:54.817:55:08.328°08.5'N094°21.2'W 79.3° 157.9° 232.2 km05m40.49s
Greatest Duration18:02:17.618:00:31.129°15.9'N092°05.6'W 78.8° 174.7° 231.6 km05m40.89s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2078 May 11 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 106.4 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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