Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 Mar 20

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 Mar 20 . 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 2015 Mar 20
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits55°34.4'N046°47.4'W51°52.4'N045°15.0'W53°38.1'N045°58.6'W 1.039 - 406 km 02m06.3s
09:14 - - 52°56.6'N030°01.5'W53°58.2'N037°43.0'W 1.040 97° 438 km 02m16.5s
09:16 - - 53°29.4'N027°05.2'W54°32.1'N032°59.9'W 1.041 102° 457 km 02m22.7s
09:1856°10.0'N037°13.0'W54°02.9'N024°37.4'W55°06.9'N029°42.7'W 1.042 10° 105° 469 km 02m27.1s
09:2056°47.1'N033°11.6'W54°37.1'N022°27.8'W55°42.3'N027°03.1'W 1.042 11° 108° 477 km 02m30.6s
09:2257°24.8'N030°11.3'W55°11.9'N020°30.8'W56°18.5'N024°45.9'W 1.043 13° 110° 482 km 02m33.5s
09:2458°03.1'N027°41.8'W55°47.4'N018°43.2'W56°55.2'N022°43.6'W 1.043 14° 113° 485 km 02m36.0s
09:2658°42.1'N025°31.4'W56°23.5'N017°02.8'W57°32.7'N020°52.0'W 1.043 15° 115° 487 km 02m38.1s
09:2859°21.9'N023°34.3'W57°00.2'N015°28.1'W58°10.8'N019°08.6'W 1.044 16° 117° 487 km 02m40.0s
09:3060°02.5'N021°46.9'W57°37.7'N013°57.7'W58°49.7'N017°31.4'W 1.044 16° 119° 487 km 02m41.6s
09:3260°43.9'N020°06.9'W58°15.9'N012°30.9'W59°29.4'N015°59.1'W 1.044 17° 121° 485 km 02m42.9s
09:3461°26.2'N018°32.8'W58°54.8'N011°07.0'W60°10.0'N014°30.8'W 1.044 17° 123° 483 km 02m44.1s
09:3662°09.4'N017°03.2'W59°34.6'N009°45.2'W60°51.4'N013°05.6'W 1.044 18° 125° 480 km 02m45.0s
09:3862°53.8'N015°37.2'W60°15.2'N008°25.2'W61°33.7'N011°42.8'W 1.044 18° 127° 477 km 02m45.7s
09:4063°39.3'N014°14.2'W60°56.7'N007°06.3'W62°17.1'N010°21.8'W 1.044 18° 129° 474 km 02m46.3s
09:4264°26.0'N012°53.5'W61°39.2'N005°48.3'W63°01.5'N009°02.2'W 1.045 18° 131° 470 km 02m46.7s
09:4465°14.1'N011°34.6'W62°22.8'N004°30.6'W63°47.2'N007°43.5'W 1.045 18° 133° 466 km 02m46.9s
09:4666°03.6'N010°16.9'W63°07.4'N003°12.8'W64°34.2'N006°25.3'W 1.045 18° 135° 462 km 02m46.9s
09:4866°54.9'N009°00.2'W63°53.4'N001°54.7'W65°22.5'N005°07.0'W 1.045 18° 137° 458 km 02m46.7s
09:5067°48.0'N007°43.9'W64°40.6'N000°35.7'W66°12.5'N003°48.3'W 1.044 18° 139° 454 km 02m46.4s
09:5268°43.2'N006°27.8'W65°29.4'N000°44.7'E67°04.1'N002°28.7'W 1.044 18° 141° 450 km 02m45.9s
09:5469°40.7'N005°11.4'W66°19.7'N002°06.9'E67°57.8'N001°07.7'W 1.044 18° 143° 446 km 02m45.2s
09:5670°41.0'N003°54.4'W67°11.9'N003°31.5'E68°53.6'N000°15.2'E 1.044 17° 146° 442 km 02m44.3s
09:5871°44.4'N002°36.4'W68°06.1'N004°59.2'E69°51.8'N001°40.8'E 1.044 17° 148° 438 km 02m43.3s
10:0072°51.6'N001°17.1'W69°02.6'N006°30.8'E70°53.0'N003°09.8'E 1.044 16° 150° 434 km 02m42.0s
10:0274°03.4'N000°04.0'E70°01.8'N008°07.5'E71°57.6'N004°43.4'E 1.044 16° 152° 431 km 02m40.5s
10:0475°20.7'N001°26.8'E71°04.0'N009°50.5'E73°06.2'N006°22.7'E 1.043 15° 155° 427 km 02m38.7s
10:0676°45.4'N002°51.4'E72°09.8'N011°41.8'E74°19.6'N008°09.9'E 1.043 14° 157° 424 km 02m36.7s
10:0878°20.1'N004°16.3'E73°19.9'N013°43.9'E75°39.3'N010°07.5'E 1.043 13° 160° 421 km 02m34.3s
10:1080°09.4'N005°36.5'E74°35.4'N016°00.8'E77°07.2'N012°20.1'E 1.043 12° 163° 418 km 02m31.6s
10:1282°23.8'N006°29.0'E75°57.8'N018°38.6'E78°46.4'N014°55.6'E 1.042 11° 166° 416 km 02m28.4s
10:1485°39.3'N003°30.0'E77°29.3'N021°48.6'E80°43.2'N018°10.8'E 1.041 170° 414 km 02m24.4s
10:16 - - 79°14.1'N025°53.3'E83°12.9'N022°56.6'E 1.041 175° 412 km 02m19.2s
10:18 - - 81°20.7'N031°52.3'E87°44.2'N039°22.8'E 1.039 192° 410 km 02m09.8s
Limits88°37.9'N053°02.9'W87°39.8'N111°30.0'E89°23.3'N097°29.9'E 1.039 - 410 km 02m05.8s

ΔT = 67.6 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse09:46:46.809:45:39.264°25.9'N006°55.8'W 18.5° 135.0° 462.6 km02m46.90s
Greatest Duration09:46:24.209:45:16.564°17.0'N006°53.6'W 18.5° 134.6° 463.3 km02m46.91s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 Mar 20

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 Mar 20 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 67.6 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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