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Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: east South America, Africa
  • Total Eclipse: south Atlantic, south Africa, Madagascar

The map to the right depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2001 Jun 21 at 12:04:46 TD (12:03:42 UT1). This is 2.2 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Gemini. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 971.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 127 and is number 57 of 82 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.

The solar eclipse of 2001 Jun 21 is a relatively long total eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 04m57s. It has an eclipse magnitude of 1.0495.

The total solar eclipse of 2001 Jun 21 is followed two weeks later by a partial lunar eclipse on 2001 Jul 05.

These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.

The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 64.2 seconds for this eclipse.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21 .


Eclipse Data: Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.04954
Eclipse Obscuration 1.10153
Gamma-0.57013
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2001 Jun 21 at 12:04:46.3 TD (12:03:42.1 UT1) 2452082.002571
Ecliptic Conjunction 2001 Jun 21 at 11:58:49.4 TD (11:57:45.2 UT1) 2452081.998439
Equatorial Conjunction 2001 Jun 21 at 11:58:54.2 TD (11:57:50.0 UT1) 2452081.998495
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2001 Jun 21 at 12:04:46.3 TD (12:03:42.1 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension06h00m46.1s06h01m00.5s
Declination+23°26'18.2"+22°52'27.2"
Semi-Diameter 15'44.3" 16'17.6"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 0°59'47.9"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l -3.8°
b 0.8°
c 1.6°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 64.2 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 127 (57/82)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP109:34:04.609:33:00.425°04.6'S041°06.4'W
Last External ContactP414:35:26.214:34:22.014°57.4'S045°12.0'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N110:29:28.310:28:24.107°21.7'S063°27.0'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S113:40:03.513:38:59.302°53.3'N066°56.9'E

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU110:37:00.410:35:56.236°18.6'S049°58.0'W
First Internal ContactU210:39:19.910:38:15.736°56.2'S050°06.1'W
Last Internal ContactU313:30:14.313:29:10.127°05.1'S055°20.4'E
Last External ContactU413:32:37.913:31:33.726°25.2'S055°06.7'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N110:37:40.710:36:36.536°04.8'S050°17.7'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S110:38:40.510:37:36.337°09.7'S049°46.5'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N213:31:56.413:30:52.226°10.6'S055°25.2'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S213:30:54.813:29:50.627°19.6'S055°02.1'E

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C110:38:10.010:37:05.836°37.2'S050°02.2'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C213:31:26.213:30:22.126°45.0'S055°13.7'E

Explanation of Central Line Extremes Table

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse12:04:46.312:03:42.111°15.2'S002°28.7'E 55.2° 354.8° 200.0 km04m56.55s
Greatest Duration12:07:11.512:06:07.311°08.5'S003°28.5'E 55.1° 352.7° 200.3 km04m56.66s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2001 Jun 21 at 12:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.01034 -0.57183 23.4398 0.53699 -0.00912 359.5602
1 0.56538 0.05513 -0.0002 -0.00009 -0.00009 14.9992
2 0.00003 -0.00013 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 0.0000
3 -0.00001 -0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046005
Tan ƒ2 0.0045775

At time t1 (decimal hours), each besselian element is evaluated by:

x = x0 + x1*t + x2*t2 + x3*t3 (or x = Σ [xn*tn]; n = 0 to 3)

where: t = t1 - t0 (decimal hours) and t0 = 12.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 Jun 21 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. The predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 64.2 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, www.EclipseWise.com"

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