June’s Transpacific Solar Eclipse

Phase of the partial solar eclipse over North America
The map’s plotted curves give the fraction of the Sun's diameter that will be covered (the magnitude) and the Universal Time of the eclipse's start and finish.
Sky & Telescope diagram.
During this month’s annular eclipse, strategically placed observers — perhaps on a ship crossing the Pacific Ocean — can use solar filters to view a brilliant ring, or annulus, of sunlight as the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun. (This won’t be a total eclipse, because the Moon’s angular size isn’t quite large enough to hide the Sun completely.)

Outside the central path, land-based enthusiasts in North America, Japan, eastern Asia, and northern Australia will be treated to a partial eclipse, in which the Moon glides over the edge of the solar disk and takes a big "bite" out of it.

Path of the June 10&#15011 Annular Eclipse
This eclipse occurs on June 10th in North America and Hawaii but on June 11th in Japan, Asia, and Australia. The horizontal lines show the magnitude of the eclipse in regions touched by the Moon's shadow.
Sky & Telescope diagram.
Because the region of visibility straddles the International Date Line, this event seems to begin on the day after it ends. The first people to see it are those in Southeast Asia who get up at sunrise on Tuesday morning, June 11th. The zone of partial shade then sweeps eastward across the Pacific Ocean, and the event's finale occurs in late afternoon on Monday, June 10th, in North America. Skywatchers in Japan (on the 11th) and Hawaii (on the 10th) can see the Sun well up in the sky for a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours.

Partial Eclipse over North America

Crescents for various North American cities
The little crescents show how the Sun will look, at maximum eclipse, to observers facing it with a safe solar filter. (Click on the image to see views from 16 North American cities.) A black border around a city name indicates that maximum eclipse occurs near sunset.
Sky & Telescope diagram.
In the U.S., more than half the Sun’s surface will be covered southwest of a line from Texas to northern California. (The table on the next page tells when the eclipse will take place at 336 different cities throughout North America.) But this occurs very late on Monday afternoon — too late to dim the landscape abnormally. Keep in mind that the Sun is no less dangerous to look at during a partial eclipse than it is on a normal sunny day. Unless the Sun is very low and appears dull red, don't be tempted to squint at the spectacle or steal unsafe glances just because part of the Sun's surface is blocked by the Moon. Continue to page 4 to learn how to safely view and photograph this eclipse.

Since some sunlight remains visible throughout the event, only the most ardent eclipse chasers will set out on expeditions far from home. But this is a celestial alignment anyone who pays attention to the sky can enjoy, not just astronomers.

Local Times for June's Solar Eclipse

Calculations by Roger W. Sinnott
Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope

The following table tells when the June 10, 2002, solar eclipse will occur at 336 different cities throughout North America, grouped by state or province, in local time. First click on the abbreviation of your state or province (listed alphabetically below), then scroll to the city nearest you.

Three times are given for each place: (1) first contact of the Moon with the Sun, (2) maximum eclipse, and (3) last contact as the Moon leaves the Sun. For each of these three times, the Sun's altitude in degrees above the horizon is also listed.

For the time of maximum eclipse the table tells how much of the Sun will be covered by the Moon, expressed in two different ways. The "magnitude" (Mag) is the percentage of the Sun's diameter that will be covered. The "obscuration" (Obs) is the percentage of the Sun's disk area that will be covered.

 


AL AK AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA
ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS
MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA
PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
AB BC MB NB NF NS
NT ON PE QC SK YT
MX

 

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Calgary, AB MDT 6:11pm 31 7:01pm 23 34% 23% 7:49pm 16
Edmonton, AB MDT 6:11pm 31 6:58pm 24 29% 18% 7:43pm 17
Lethbridge, AB MDT 6:12pm 30 7:04pm 22 36% 24% 7:52pm 14

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Anchorage, AK AKD 3:35pm 49 4:28pm 44 28% 17% 5:20pm 39
Fairbanks, AK AKD 3:43pm 44 4:26pm 41 19% 10% 5:09pm 38
Juneau, AK AKD 3:50pm 43 4:43pm 37 30% 19% 5:33pm 30
Nome, AK AKD 3:26pm 48 4:12pm 47 21% 11% 4:58pm 44

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Birmingham, AL CDT 7:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Gadsden, AL CDT 7:29pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Huntsville, AL CDT 7:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Mobile, AL CDT 7:29pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Montgomery, AL CDT 7:29pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Ft Smith, AR CDT 7:27pm 11 8:18pm 2 50% 39% (Sun not up)
Little Rock, AR CDT 7:28pm 9 8:18pm 0 50% 38% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Flagstaff, AZ MST 5:18pm 26 6:22pm 14 68% 60% 7:19pm 3
Phoenix, AZ MST 5:19pm 26 6:23pm 13 72% 65% 7:21pm 2
Tucson, AZ MST 5:21pm 25 6:25pm 12 74% 67% 7:22pm 1
Yuma, AZ MST 5:18pm 29 6:24pm 15 77% 71% 7:23pm 4

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Prince Rupert, BC PDT 4:53pm 43 5:51pm 35 38% 26% 6:45pm 27
Vancouver, BC PDT 5:01pm 38 6:01pm 29 45% 33% 6:56pm 20
Victoria, BC PDT 5:01pm 39 6:02pm 29 47% 36% 6:59pm 19

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Bakersfield, CA PDT 5:12pm 34 6:20pm 20 75% 68% 7:21pm 8
Berkeley, CA PDT 5:06pm 38 6:16pm 24 72% 64% 7:19pm 12
Eureka, CA PDT 5:03pm 40 6:12pm 27 66% 58% 7:14pm 15
Fresno, CA PDT 5:10pm 35 6:19pm 21 72% 65% 7:20pm 10
Long Beach, CA PDT 5:14pm 32 6:22pm 19 78% 72% 7:23pm 7
Los Angeles, CA PDT 5:13pm 33 6:22pm 19 77% 71% 7:23pm 7
Oakland, CA PDT 5:07pm 38 6:16pm 24 72% 64% 7:19pm 12
Pasadena, CA PDT 5:13pm 33 6:22pm 19 77% 71% 7:23pm 7
Sacramento, CA PDT 5:07pm 37 6:16pm 24 69% 61% 7:17pm 12
San Bernardino, CA PDT 5:14pm 32 6:22pm 18 76% 70% 7:23pm 6
San Diego, CA PDT 5:15pm 31 6:24pm 17 80% 74% 7:24pm 5
San Francisco, CA PDT 5:06pm 38 6:16pm 24 72% 65% 7:19pm 12
San Jose, CA PDT 5:07pm 37 6:17pm 23 73% 65% 7:19pm 12
Santa Barbara, CA PDT 5:12pm 34 6:21pm 20 78% 72% 7:23pm 8
Santa Cruz, CA PDT 5:07pm 37 6:17pm 23 74% 67% 7:20pm 11
Stockton, CA PDT 5:08pm 37 6:17pm 23 71% 63% 7:18pm 11

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Colorado Spr, CO MDT 6:21pm 21 7:17pm 11 53% 42% 8:09pm 2
Denver, CO MDT 6:21pm 22 7:16pm 12 51% 40% 8:08pm 3
Grand Junction, CO MDT 6:19pm 25 7:17pm 14 56% 45% 8:11pm 4
Pueblo, CO MDT 6:22pm 21 7:18pm 10 54% 43% 8:10pm 1

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Bridgeport, CT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Hartford, CT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Meriden, CT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
New Britain, CT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
New Haven, CT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Stamford, CT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Waterbury, CT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Washington, DC EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Wilmington, DE EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Daytona Beach, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Gainesville, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Jacksonville, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Key West, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Miami, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Orlando, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Pensacola, FL CDT 7:29pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Sarasota, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
St Petersburg, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Tallahassee, FL EDT 8:29pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Tampa, FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
West Palm Beach,FL EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Atlanta, GA EDT 8:29pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Augusta, GA EDT 8:29pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Columbus, GA EDT 8:29pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Macon, GA EDT 8:29pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Savannah, GA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Hilo, HI HST 1:17pm 76 2:50pm 55 48% 37% 4:10pm 37
Honolulu, HI HST 1:04pm 82 2:42pm 60 52% 41% 4:06pm 40
Lihue, HI HST 12:58pm 85 2:37pm 62 54% 43% 4:04pm 43

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Cedar Rapids, IA CDT 7:27pm 12 8:11pm 4 34% 22% (Sun not up)
Davenport, IA CDT 7:27pm 11 8:11pm 3 34% 22% (Sun not up)
Des Moines, IA CDT 7:26pm 13 8:12pm 5 36% 25% (Sun not up)
Dubuque, IA CDT 7:27pm 11 8:10pm 4 32% 20% (Sun not up)
Iowa City, IA CDT 7:27pm 11 8:11pm 4 34% 23% (Sun not up)
Sioux City, IA CDT 7:25pm 15 8:12pm 7 37% 25% 8:56pm 1
Waterloo, IA CDT 7:27pm 12 8:11pm 5 33% 22% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Boise, ID MDT 6:10pm 32 7:11pm 22 52% 42% 8:07pm 12
Pocatello, ID MDT 6:14pm 29 7:13pm 18 51% 40% 8:06pm 9

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Bloomington, IL CDT 7:28pm 9 8:11pm 2 34% 23% (Sun not up)
Champaign, IL CDT 7:28pm 8 8:12pm 1 34% 23% (Sun not up)
Chicago, IL CDT 7:28pm 9 8:10pm 2 30% 19% (Sun not up)
Decatur, IL CDT 7:28pm 9 8:12pm 1 36% 24% (Sun not up)
Moline, IL CDT 7:27pm 11 8:11pm 3 34% 22% (Sun not up)
Peoria, IL CDT 7:28pm 10 8:11pm 2 34% 23% (Sun not up)
Rockford, IL CDT 7:28pm 10 8:10pm 3 31% 20% (Sun not up)
Springfield, IL CDT 7:28pm 9 8:12pm 2 36% 25% (Sun not up)
Urbana, IL CDT 7:28pm 8 8:11pm 1 34% 23% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Evansville, IN CDT 7:28pm 7 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Fort Wayne, IN EST 7:29pm 6 8:09pm 0 30% 18% (Sun not up)
Gary, IN CDT 7:28pm 8 8:10pm 2 31% 19% (Sun not up)
Indianapolis, IN EST 7:29pm 7 8:11pm 0 33% 22% (Sun not up)
Lafayette, IN EST 7:28pm 7 8:11pm 1 33% 21% (Sun not up)
Muncie, IN EST 7:29pm 6 8:10pm 0 32% 20% (Sun not up)
South Bend, IN EST 7:29pm 8 8:09pm 1 30% 18% (Sun not up)
Terre Haute, IN EST 7:28pm 7 8:12pm 0 35% 23% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Dodge City, KS CDT 7:24pm 17 8:18pm 7 50% 39% (Sun not up)
Kansas City, KS CDT 7:26pm 13 8:15pm 4 42% 31% (Sun not up)
Salina, KS CDT 7:25pm 15 8:16pm 6 46% 34% (Sun not up)
Topeka, KS CDT 7:26pm 14 8:15pm 5 44% 32% (Sun not up)
Wichita, KS CDT 7:25pm 15 8:17pm 5 48% 37% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Ashland, KY EDT 8:29pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Bowling Green, KY CDT 7:29pm 6 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Lexington, KY EDT 8:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Louisville, KY EDT 8:29pm 6 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Paducah, KY CDT 7:28pm 7 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Baton Rouge, LA CDT 7:29pm 7 (Sun sets before max) ----------
New Orleans, LA CDT 7:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Shreveport, LA CDT 7:28pm 10 8:21pm 0 56% 45% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Boston, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Brockton, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Cambridge, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Chelmsford, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Fall River, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Holyoke, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Lawrence, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Lowell, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
New Bedford, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Pittsfield, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Somerville, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Springfield, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Worcester, MA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Brandon, MB CDT 7:22pm 20 8:04pm 14 26% 15% 8:43pm 8
Churchill, MB CDT 7:30pm 18 7:51pm 15 6% 2% 8:12pm 13
Winnipeg, MB CDT 7:24pm 18 8:03pm 12 23% 13% 8:41pm 7

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Baltimore, MD EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Augusta, ME EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Bangor, ME EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Portland, ME EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Ann Arbor, MI EDT 8:29pm 6 9:07pm 0 26% 15% (Sun not up)
Battle Creek, MI EDT 8:29pm 7 9:08pm 1 27% 16% (Sun not up)
Bay City, MI EDT 8:29pm 7 9:06pm 1 24% 13% (Sun not up)
Detroit, MI EDT 8:30pm 6 9:07pm 0 26% 15% (Sun not up)
Flint, MI EDT 8:29pm 6 9:07pm 1 25% 14% (Sun not up)
Grand Rapids, MI EDT 8:29pm 8 9:08pm 2 27% 16% (Sun not up)
Jackson, MI EDT 8:29pm 6 9:08pm 1 27% 16% (Sun not up)
Kalamazoo, MI EDT 8:29pm 7 9:08pm 1 28% 17% (Sun not up)
Lansing, MI EDT 8:29pm 7 9:07pm 1 26% 15% (Sun not up)
Saginaw, MI EDT 8:29pm 7 9:06pm 1 24% 14% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Duluth, MN CDT 7:27pm 14 8:06pm 7 25% 14% 8:43pm 2
Minneapolis, MN CDT 7:26pm 14 8:08pm 7 29% 18% 8:48pm 1
Rochester, MN CDT 7:26pm 13 8:09pm 6 30% 19% 8:49pm 0
St Cloud, MN CDT 7:26pm 15 8:08pm 8 29% 18% 8:48pm 2
St Paul, MN CDT 7:26pm 14 8:08pm 7 29% 18% 8:48pm 1

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Columbia, MO CDT 7:27pm 11 8:14pm 3 40% 29% (Sun not up)
Joplin, MO CDT 7:27pm 12 8:17pm 3 46% 35% (Sun not up)
Kansas City, MO CDT 7:26pm 13 8:15pm 4 42% 31% (Sun not up)
Springfield, MO CDT 7:27pm 11 8:16pm 2 45% 34% (Sun not up)
St Joseph, MO CDT 7:26pm 13 8:14pm 5 41% 30% (Sun not up)
St Louis, MO CDT 7:28pm 9 8:14pm 1 39% 28% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Biloxi, MS CDT 7:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Gulfport, MS CDT 7:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Jackson, MS CDT 7:29pm 7 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Natchez, MS CDT 7:29pm 7 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Billings, MT MDT 6:16pm 26 7:09pm 17 41% 29% 7:58pm 9
Butte, MT MDT 6:13pm 29 7:09pm 20 44% 32% 8:00pm 11
Great Falls, MT MDT 6:14pm 29 7:07pm 20 40% 28% 7:56pm 12
Helena, MT MDT 6:13pm 29 7:08pm 20 42% 31% 7:59pm 12

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Mexico City, Mex CDT 7:33pm 8 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Fredericton, NB ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Moncton, NB ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
St John, NB ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Asheville, NC EDT 8:29pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Charlotte, NC EDT 8:29pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Durham, NC EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Greensboro, NC EDT 8:29pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Raleigh, NC EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Wilmington, NC EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Winston-Salem, NC EDT 8:29pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Bismarck, ND CDT 7:22pm 20 8:08pm 13 32% 21% 8:51pm 6
Fargo, ND CDT 7:24pm 17 8:07pm 10 29% 18% 8:47pm 4
Minot, ND CDT 7:21pm 21 8:06pm 14 30% 19% 8:48pm 7

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Lincoln, NE CDT 7:25pm 15 8:14pm 7 41% 29% (Sun not up)
Omaha, NE CDT 7:25pm 15 8:13pm 6 39% 27% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

St John's, NF NDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Concord, NH EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Manchester, NH EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Portsmouth, NH EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Atlantic City, NJ EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Camden, NJ EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Elizabeth, NJ EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Jersey City, NJ EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Newark, NJ EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Paterson, NJ EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Trenton, NJ EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Albuquerque, NM MDT 6:22pm 22 7:22pm 10 63% 54% 8:16pm 0
Gallup, NM MDT 6:20pm 24 7:21pm 12 64% 55% 8:17pm 2
Santa Fe, NM MDT 6:22pm 21 7:21pm 10 61% 51% 8:15pm 0

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Dartmouth, NS ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Halifax, NS ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Sydney, NS ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Yellowknife, NT MDT 6:13pm 30 6:45pm 26 12% 5% 7:15pm 23

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Carson City, NV PDT 5:09pm 35 6:16pm 22 66% 58% 7:16pm 11
Las Vegas, NV PDT 5:15pm 30 6:20pm 17 69% 61% 7:19pm 6
Reno, NV PDT 5:08pm 35 6:15pm 23 65% 56% 7:15pm 12

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Albany, NY EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Binghamton, NY EDT 8:31pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Buffalo, NY EDT 8:31pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Central Islip, NY EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
New York, NY EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Niagara Falls, NY EDT 8:31pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Rochester, NY EDT 8:31pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Schenectady, NY EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Syracuse, NY EDT 8:31pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Troy, NY EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Utica, NY EDT 8:32pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
White Plains, NY EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Yonkers, NY EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Akron, OH EDT 8:30pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Canton, OH EDT 8:30pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Cincinnati, OH EDT 8:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Cleveland, OH EDT 8:30pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Columbus, OH EDT 8:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Dayton, OH EDT 8:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Hamilton, OH EDT 8:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Lima, OH EDT 8:29pm 6 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Lorain, OH EDT 8:30pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Springfield, OH EDT 8:29pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Steubenville, OH EDT 8:30pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Toledo, OH EDT 8:29pm 6 9:08pm 0 27% 16% (Sun not up)
Youngstown, OH EDT 8:30pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Zanesville, OH EDT 8:29pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Enid, OK CDT 7:26pm 15 8:19pm 5 51% 40% (Sun not up)
Oklahoma City, OK CDT 7:26pm 14 8:19pm 4 53% 42% (Sun not up)
Tulsa, OK CDT 7:26pm 13 8:18pm 3 50% 39% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Belleville, ON EDT 8:31pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Brantford, ON EDT 8:30pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Burlington, ON EDT 8:31pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Guelph, ON EDT 8:30pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Hamilton, ON EDT 8:31pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Kingston, ON EDT 8:32pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Kitchener, ON EDT 8:30pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
London, ON EDT 8:30pm 5 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Mississauga, ON EDT 8:31pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Niagara Falls, ON EDT 8:31pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
North Bay, ON EDT 8:32pm 5 9:01pm 1 15% 7% (Sun not up)
Oshawa, ON EDT 8:31pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Ottawa, ON EDT 8:33pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Peterborough, ON EDT 8:31pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Sault Ste Marie,ON EDT 8:30pm 8 9:03pm 3 19% 10% (Sun not up)
St Catharines, ON EDT 8:31pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Sudbury, ON EDT 8:31pm 6 9:02pm 1 16% 8% (Sun not up)
Thunder Bay, ON EDT 8:28pm 12 9:03pm 7 20% 10% 9:37pm 2
Toronto, ON EDT 8:31pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Windsor, ON EDT 8:30pm 6 9:07pm 0 26% 15% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Eugene, OR PDT 5:03pm 39 6:08pm 27 57% 47% 7:08pm 17
Portland, OR PDT 5:03pm 38 6:06pm 27 53% 43% 7:05pm 17
Salem, OR PDT 5:02pm 39 6:07pm 27 55% 45% 7:06pm 17

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Allentown, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Altoona, PA EDT 8:30pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Bethlehem, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Erie, PA EDT 8:30pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Harrisburg, PA EDT 8:30pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Johnstown, PA EDT 8:30pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Lancaster, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Philadelphia, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Pittsburgh, PA EDT 8:30pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Reading, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Scranton, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Wilkes-Barre, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
York, PA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Charlottetown, PE ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Hull, QC EDT 8:33pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
La Salle, QC EDT 8:33pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Laval, QC EDT 8:33pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Montreal, QC EDT 8:33pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Quebec City, QC EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Sherbrooke, QC EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Trois-Rivieres, QC EDT 8:34pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

San Juan, PR ADT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Providence, RI EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Charleston, SC EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Columbia, SC EDT 8:29pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Greenville, SC EDT 8:29pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Spartanburg, SC EDT 8:29pm 2 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Pierre, SD CDT 7:22pm 19 8:10pm 11 37% 25% 8:56pm 4
Rapid City, SD MDT 6:21pm 21 7:11pm 13 40% 28% 7:58pm 5
Sioux Falls, SD CDT 7:24pm 16 8:11pm 8 35% 24% 8:54pm 2

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Moose Jaw, SK CDT 7:18pm 24 8:03pm 17 29% 18% 8:46pm 11
Regina, SK CDT 7:19pm 24 8:03pm 17 28% 17% 8:45pm 11
Saskatoon, SK CDT 7:17pm 25 8:01pm 19 26% 16% 8:42pm 13

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Chattanooga, TN EDT 8:29pm 4 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Knoxville, TN EDT 8:29pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Memphis, TN CDT 7:28pm 8 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Nashville, TN CDT 7:29pm 6 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Abilene, TX CDT 7:26pm 15 8:23pm 4 62% 53% (Sun not up)
Amarillo, TX CDT 7:24pm 17 8:21pm 7 58% 48% (Sun not up)
Austin, TX CDT 7:28pm 12 8:24pm 1 65% 56% (Sun not up)
Beaumont, TX CDT 7:29pm 9 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Brownsville, TX CDT 7:30pm 10 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Corpus Christi, TX CDT 7:29pm 11 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Dallas, TX CDT 7:27pm 12 8:22pm 2 58% 48% (Sun not up)
El Paso, TX MDT 6:24pm 20 7:25pm 8 71% 63% (Sun not up)
Fort Worth, TX CDT 7:27pm 13 8:22pm 2 59% 49% (Sun not up)
Galveston, TX CDT 7:29pm 9 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Houston, TX CDT 7:29pm 10 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Laredo, TX CDT 7:29pm 12 8:27pm 1 74% 66% (Sun not up)
Lubbock, TX CDT 7:25pm 17 8:22pm 6 62% 52% (Sun not up)
Marshall, TX CDT 7:28pm 10 8:21pm 0 56% 46% (Sun not up)
Port Arthur, TX CDT 7:29pm 9 (Sun sets before max) ----------
San Angelo, TX CDT 7:27pm 15 8:24pm 4 65% 56% (Sun not up)
San Antonio, TX CDT 7:28pm 12 8:25pm 1 68% 60% (Sun not up)
Texarkana, TX CDT 7:28pm 10 8:20pm 1 54% 43% (Sun not up)
Waco, TX CDT 7:28pm 12 8:23pm 1 62% 52% (Sun not up)
Wichita Falls, TX CDT 7:26pm 14 8:21pm 4 58% 47% (Sun not up)

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Ogden, UT MDT 6:15pm 28 7:15pm 17 54% 43% 8:09pm 8
Provo, UT MDT 6:16pm 28 7:16pm 17 56% 46% 8:11pm 7
Salt Lake City, UT MDT 6:15pm 28 7:15pm 17 55% 44% 8:10pm 7

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Norfolk, VA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Portsmouth, VA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Richmond, VA EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Roanoke, VA EDT 8:29pm 1 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Brattleboro, VT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Burlington, VT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------
Montpelier, VT EDT ---------- (No eclipse at this location) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Bellingham, WA PDT 5:02pm 38 6:02pm 28 46% 34% 6:58pm 19
Seattle, WA PDT 5:02pm 38 6:04pm 28 48% 37% 7:00pm 18
Spokane, WA PDT 5:08pm 34 6:05pm 24 44% 33% 6:59pm 15
Tacoma, WA PDT 5:02pm 38 6:04pm 28 49% 38% 7:01pm 18
Walla Walla, WA PDT 5:07pm 34 6:07pm 24 49% 37% 7:02pm 15
Yakima, WA PDT 5:05pm 36 6:06pm 26 49% 38% 7:02pm 17

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Eau Claire, WI CDT 7:27pm 13 8:08pm 6 28% 17% 8:47pm 0
Green Bay, WI CDT 7:28pm 10 8:07pm 4 26% 15% (Sun not up)
Kenosha, WI CDT 7:28pm 9 8:09pm 2 29% 18% (Sun not up)
Madison, WI CDT 7:28pm 10 8:09pm 4 30% 18% (Sun not up)
Milwaukee, WI CDT 7:28pm 9 8:08pm 3 28% 17% (Sun not up)
Racine, WI CDT 7:28pm 9 8:09pm 3 29% 18% (Sun not up)
Sheboygan, WI CDT 7:28pm 9 8:08pm 3 27% 16% (Sun not up)
Superior, WI CDT 7:27pm 14 8:06pm 7 25% 14% 8:43pm 2

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Charleston, WV EDT 8:29pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Huntington, WV EDT 8:29pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------
Wheeling, WV EDT 8:30pm 3 (Sun sets before max) ----------

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Cheyenne, WY MDT 6:20pm 22 7:15pm 12 48% 36% 8:05pm 4
Sheridan, WY MDT 6:18pm 25 7:10pm 16 42% 30% 7:59pm 8

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Name of Time First Contact Maximum Eclipse Last Contact
city zone Time Alt Time Alt Mag Obs Time Alt
(deg) (deg) % % (deg)

Dawson, YT PDT 4:50pm 42 5:32pm 38 19% 10% 6:14pm 34
Whitehorse, YT PDT 4:51pm 42 5:39pm 37 25% 14% 6:26pm 31

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Safe Viewing

Annular eclipse of the Sun
On a single piece of film, Akira Fujii acquired this striking sequence of the February 16, 1999, annular eclipse over Western Australia.
A partial solar eclipse that takes place low in the sky, like this one, is easy to view indoors by pinhole projection. A sharper, larger image can be formed by projection through a small telescope or binoculars. Those who prefer direct views, with or without a telescope, can obtain a safe solar filter from a variety of suppliers. Various safe ways to observe the Sun are described in a series of articles elsewhere on this Web site.

Timings of first and last contact at a solar eclipse, once a popular activity, no longer serve any scientific purpose — these times can be predicted today more accurately than they can be observed. But careful timings of the interior contacts by those traveling to the path of annularity can contribute to studies of the Sun's size and shape. Visit the International Occultation Timing Association's Web site for news of expeditions, detailed maps, and weather prospects.

At a solar eclipse the portion of the Sun's disk that remains uncovered has the same surface brightness as if the Sun were not being eclipsed. So any combination of filter, telescope, and camera that works well for sunspot photography can also provide a close-up record of the Moon's limb making its way across the disk — the same exposure time applies. For more information about photographing the eclipse, see "Tips for Photographing a Partial Solar Eclipse"