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Eclipse 99:
On Wednesday, August 11th 1999, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor which traversed the Eastern Hemisphere.

About Eclipses
More about solar and lunar eclipses.

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Eclipse Path
Where the total solar eclipse travelled on August 11th, 1999.

Past Eclipses
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Future Eclipses
After reading through the eclipse pages @ Travel Notes, you may want to know where to plan your next eclipse experience.

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These total solar eclipse routes are only rough outlines to give you an idea of where to go to catch another total solar eclipse, or find out if one is heading in your direction between now and the year 2020. We think that's plenty enough forward planning for most of us.

2003 (Nov 23)
Antarctica. This one will be cold and costly, with the greatest eclipse occurring at 22:49 UT and lasting for 1min 57secs.

2006 (Mar 29)
Starting around northeast Brazil, the eclipse crosses the Atlantic to make landfall along the Ghana coast. It then passes up through Nigeria, Niger and Libya, and crosses the Mediterranean to central Turkey. Saros 139 continues around the north of the Caspian Sea, through Kazakhstan to end near the northern Mongolian border with Russia. The greatest duration will be 4mins 7secs, in the sensitive Libyan region near the Aozou Strip; that separates Libya from Chad.

2008 (Aug 01)
Leaving the Northwestern Territories of Canada, Saros 126 continues over northern Greenland, Siberian Russia, western Mongolia, and east-central China. Maximum duration occurs in northwestern Siberia at 10:21 UT and lasts for 2mins 27secs.

2009 (Jul 22)
Saros 136 will start off the coast of Bombay, cross central India, pass between Nepal, Bhutan and northern Bangladesh, traverse China, and cross the central Pacific just south of Japan and Hawaii. The greatest eclipse will last a massive 6mins 39secs, some 300kms east-southeast of Mount Siribachi on the Japanese Volcano Islands.

2010 (Jul 11)
Starting in the South Pacific, Saros 146 will only be visible to people on cruise ships, or those who travel to Easter Island and the sparsely populated area of South America; between southern Chile and Argentina. The greatest eclipse occurs at 19:33 UT, two thirds of the way between Tahiti and Chile's Easter Island, and lasts for 5mins 20secs.

2012 (Nov 13)
The path of totality of this eclipse won't be passing over much land either, so most people will need to be in the Darwin/Kakadu area of Northern Australia, and across the stretch of Queensland between Cooktown and Cairns. The center line of Saros 133 then passes over the Barrier Reef towards New Caledonia and the northern waters of New Zealand; reaching its maximum totality of 4mins 02secs 1,800 km east of North Island, and well to the south of Cook Islands, at almost 22:12 UT. The winding down leg of the eclipse continues across the Pacific towards the coast of Peru. No corona sightings for people in South America this time, although those in the very south may get to see the fading partial eclipse.

2015 (Mar 20)
The whole of Europe and most of northern Africa will get a partial eclipse again, although totality is reserved for the north Atlantic, the Faroe Islands and Svalbard; with the greatest eclipse of 2mins 47secs occurring north of the Faeroes and east of Iceland, at 09:45 UT.

2016 (Mar 09)
Saros 130 will start east of Indonesia, crossing the southern parts of Sumatra and Borneo, northern Sulawesi, and off through Micronesia and the northern Pacific; with the greatest totality duration of 4mins 09secs occurring at 01:57 UT, between the Caroline Islands and Guam.

2017 (Aug 21)
The total eclipse comes to small-town USA. The umbra of Saros 145 will caress northern Oregon first, and then head down in a general southeast direction through parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nth Carolina, Georgia, to finally leave the continent from South Carolina, between Charleston and Georgetown, and continue on down towards the south Atlantic. Maximum totality of 2mins 40secs, occurs at 18:25 UT (probably 12:25 local time) near Bainbridge, southwestern Kentucky; about 17km northwest of Hopkinsville.

2019 (Jul 02)
Another peak eclipse period in the Pacific occurs just before 19:23 UT, midway between Polynesia and Peru, and lasts for 4mins 33 secs. The line of totality then heads southeast towards northern Chile and across central Argentina to end the day in the Buenos Aires region.

2020 (Dec 14)
A wide smiley shaped total eclipse path rounds off our series for the moment, with cruise ships in the Pacific and south Atlantic getting the most out of totality again. This time the greatest eclipse will be on dry land though, with southern Chile greeting the umbra first. At 16:13 UT, the 2mins 10secs of totality should occur at a place between the Pampas and Patagonia, some 300km northeast of Bariloche, Argentina.

Travel Notes' 1999 Eclipse Report
Total solar eclipse from Lake Balaton on August 11th, 1999.

Special thanks to Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses,
see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Home Page:

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