Path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2026 Aug 12

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's umbral shadow during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2026 Aug 12 . 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 2026 Aug 12
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits75°10.4'N108°41.8'E74°54.8'N117°58.0'E75°04.7'N113°27.5'E 1.031 - 269 km 01m34.3s
17:0276°02.6'N108°46.1'E85°20.0'N119°25.3'E82°17.4'N112°28.7'E 1.033 273 km 01m45.8s
17:0482°10.7'N103°11.5'E87°45.7'N108°22.3'E85°18.3'N104°10.6'E 1.034 10° 359° 274 km 01m50.8s
17:0684°51.5'N090°20.1'E89°04.0'N037°38.3'E87°17.1'N081°23.9'E 1.035 12° 337° 274 km 01m54.6s
17:0886°20.9'N065°42.4'E87°46.9'N019°36.4'W87°49.3'N032°47.7'E 1.035 14° 289° 275 km 01m57.7s
17:1086°32.6'N032°36.2'E86°08.2'N029°15.0'W86°49.9'N001°44.1'W 1.036 16° 255° 275 km 02m00.4s
17:1285°43.0'N008°17.6'E84°33.6'N032°15.9'W85°23.9'N015°13.7'W 1.036 17° 243° 275 km 02m02.8s
17:1484°28.6'N004°51.3'W83°04.0'N033°25.6'W83°55.5'N021°12.7'W 1.037 18° 238° 276 km 02m04.9s
17:1683°07.7'N012°01.8'W81°38.7'N033°50.7'W82°29.4'N024°17.2'W 1.037 19° 235° 276 km 02m06.8s
17:1881°46.2'N016°14.2'W80°17.2'N033°54.1'W81°06.3'N026°00.2'W 1.037 20° 234° 277 km 02m08.5s
17:2080°26.2'N018°51.3'W78°58.9'N033°45.8'W79°46.1'N026°59.3'W 1.037 21° 234° 278 km 02m10.0s
17:2279°08.2'N020°33.0'W77°43.3'N033°30.5'W78°28.7'N027°32.7'W 1.038 22° 235° 278 km 02m11.4s
17:2477°52.2'N021°39.9'W76°30.2'N033°10.9'W77°13.7'N027°49.8'W 1.038 22° 235° 279 km 02m12.6s
17:2676°38.3'N022°24.0'W75°19.1'N032°48.4'W76°00.9'N027°56.0'W 1.038 23° 236° 280 km 02m13.7s
17:2875°26.2'N022°52.2'W74°09.9'N032°24.1'W74°50.0'N027°54.5'W 1.038 24° 237° 281 km 02m14.6s
17:3074°15.7'N023°09.0'W73°02.3'N031°58.4'W73°40.8'N027°47.5'W 1.038 24° 238° 282 km 02m15.4s
17:3273°06.8'N023°17.3'W71°56.2'N031°31.7'W72°33.1'N027°36.3'W 1.038 24° 239° 283 km 02m16.2s
17:3471°59.2'N023°19.0'W70°51.3'N031°04.2'W71°26.8'N027°21.8'W 1.038 25° 241° 285 km 02m16.8s
17:3670°52.9'N023°15.6'W69°47.6'N030°36.0'W70°21.7'N027°04.8'W 1.039 25° 242° 286 km 02m17.3s
17:3869°47.6'N023°08.0'W68°44.9'N030°07.2'W69°17.7'N026°45.6'W 1.039 25° 243° 288 km 02m17.7s
17:4068°43.4'N022°57.0'W67°43.2'N029°37.9'W68°14.6'N026°24.6'W 1.039 26° 244° 289 km 02m18.0s
17:4267°40.0'N022°42.9'W66°42.2'N029°08.0'W67°12.4'N026°02.0'W 1.039 26° 246° 291 km 02m18.1s
17:4466°37.4'N022°26.3'W65°42.0'N028°37.5'W66°10.9'N025°37.8'W 1.039 26° 247° 292 km 02m18.2s
17:4665°35.4'N022°07.3'W64°42.4'N028°06.4'W65°10.1'N025°12.3'W 1.039 26° 248° 294 km 02m18.2s
17:4864°34.1'N021°46.1'W63°43.3'N027°34.6'W64°09.9'N024°45.4'W 1.039 26° 250° 296 km 02m18.1s
17:5063°33.2'N021°22.9'W62°44.8'N027°02.0'W63°10.1'N024°17.2'W 1.039 26° 251° 298 km 02m17.9s
17:5262°32.7'N020°57.7'W61°46.6'N026°28.6'W62°10.8'N023°47.6'W 1.039 26° 253° 300 km 02m17.6s
17:5461°32.6'N020°30.5'W60°48.8'N025°54.3'W61°11.8'N023°16.6'W 1.038 25° 254° 302 km 02m17.1s
17:5660°32.7'N020°01.3'W59°51.2'N025°18.9'W60°13.1'N022°44.2'W 1.038 25° 255° 303 km 02m16.6s
17:5859°33.0'N019°30.0'W58°53.8'N024°42.4'W59°14.5'N022°10.1'W 1.038 25° 257° 305 km 02m16.0s
18:0058°33.4'N018°56.6'W57°56.5'N024°04.6'W58°16.1'N021°34.4'W 1.038 24° 258° 307 km 02m15.3s
18:0257°33.7'N018°20.9'W56°59.3'N023°25.3'W57°17.7'N020°56.8'W 1.038 24° 260° 309 km 02m14.5s
18:0456°33.9'N017°42.6'W56°02.0'N022°44.3'W56°19.1'N020°17.2'W 1.038 24° 261° 311 km 02m13.5s
18:0655°33.9'N017°01.7'W55°04.5'N022°01.4'W55°20.4'N019°35.2'W 1.038 23° 263° 313 km 02m12.5s
18:0854°33.5'N016°17.6'W54°06.9'N021°16.5'W54°21.5'N018°50.8'W 1.038 22° 264° 315 km 02m11.3s
18:1053°32.6'N015°30.2'W53°08.9'N020°29.0'W53°22.1'N018°03.4'W 1.037 22° 266° 316 km 02m10.0s
18:1252°31.0'N014°38.7'W52°10.4'N019°38.8'W52°22.1'N017°12.7'W 1.037 21° 267° 318 km 02m08.6s
18:1451°28.5'N013°42.6'W51°11.4'N018°45.2'W51°21.4'N016°18.1'W 1.037 20° 269° 319 km 02m07.0s
18:1650°24.8'N012°41.0'W50°11.6'N017°47.8'W50°19.8'N015°18.9'W 1.037 19° 270° 319 km 02m05.2s
18:1849°19.6'N011°32.7'W49°10.7'N016°45.8'W49°17.0'N014°14.3'W 1.036 18° 272° 319 km 02m03.3s
18:2048°12.3'N010°15.9'W48°08.6'N015°38.2'W48°12.5'N013°02.8'W 1.036 17° 273° 319 km 02m01.2s
18:2247°02.1'N008°48.0'W47°04.8'N014°23.7'W47°05.9'N011°42.8'W 1.035 16° 275° 318 km 01m58.8s
18:2445°47.9'N007°04.5'W45°58.8'N013°00.3'W45°56.4'N010°11.3'W 1.035 14° 277° 315 km 01m56.1s
18:2644°27.2'N004°56.7'W44°49.7'N011°25.1'W44°42.6'N008°23.7'W 1.034 13° 278° 311 km 01m53.0s
18:2842°54.2'N002°04.9'W43°36.2'N009°33.0'W43°22.1'N006°11.1'W 1.034 10° 281° 304 km 01m49.3s
18:3040°39.5'N003°18.5'E42°15.6'N007°14.0'W41°48.7'N003°10.8'W 1.033 283° 294 km 01m44.6s
18:32 - - 40°40.8'N004°02.1'W39°24.0'N002°58.3'E 1.031 288° 270 km 01m35.8s
Limits39°42.4'N006°20.4'E37°41.3'N004°32.4'E38°40.7'N005°24.9'E 1.031 - 262 km 01m32.8s

ΔT = 72.3 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse17:47:05.817:45:53.465°13.4'N025°31.9'W 25.8° 248.4° 294.0 km02m18.21s
Greatest Duration17:45:53.917:44:41.665°49.8'N025°29.2'W 25.7° 247.5° 292.9 km02m18.23s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

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Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2026 Aug 12 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 72.3 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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