Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2648 Sep 09

Fred Espenak


The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2648 Sep 09 . 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 2648 Sep 09
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits72°42.4'S109°58.9'W72°42.4'S109°58.9'W67°05.6'S096°19.1'W 1.048 - 1792 km 02m48.2s
13:20 - - 72°12.4'S094°53.7'W70°10.4'S080°18.6'W 1.048 60° 1752 km 02m48.4s
Limits74°23.8'S110°43.0'W74°23.8'S110°43.0'W76°52.8'S091°00.8'W 1.048 - 1724 km 02m48.2s

ΔT = 1887.4 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
Latitude Longitude Sun
Path Width Central
Greatest Eclipse13:51:20.913:19:53.570°07.3'S088°15.2'W 5.1° 59.9° 1754.4 km02m48.37s
Greatest Duration13:51:14.013:19:46.670°04.0'S080°25.8'W 5.1° 60.0° 1757.2 km02m48.37s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2648 Sep 09

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

  • Home - home page of EclipseWise with predictions for both solar and lunar eclipses
  • Solar Eclipses - primary page for solar eclipse predictions
  • Solar Eclipse Links - detailed directory of links

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2648 Sep 09 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 1887.4 seconds for this eclipse. The uncertainty in ΔT is 453.5 seconds corresponding to a standard error in longitude of the eclipse path of ± 1.89°.


All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

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