[small total eclipse image] The Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 4 [miniature cover art with eclipse paths]

This is a Web implementation of the NASA Eclipse Bulletin for the 2002 December 4 total solar eclipse. The hardcopy NASA Reference Publications are at best in short supply, and in any case the Web is probably the best medium for the dissemination of this information, especially for those people with network access who do not really need hardcopies of every page (though you can use your Web viewer to make hardcopies as needed).

You can start with the table of contents, the list of figures (which now includes the maps), or the list of tables. Since we generally do not have time to add more than the most simple-minded of hypertext links to the text (e.g. linking consecutive sections of the Bulletin and the sections to the table of contents), we recommend using the table of contents as the most useful entry point.

Other NASA eclipse bulletins currently available on the Web include:


A Portable Document Format (PDF) version of this Bulletin is also available.
The original hardcopy Bulletin, NASA Technical Publication 2001-209990, was written by Fred Espenak (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA) and Jay Anderson (Prairie Weather Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).

You can request hardcopies of other Eclipse Bulletins from the authors (see the projected publication schedule in the preface by using the request form in this Bulletin. Note that you must include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) with postage for 12 ounces (340 grams) with your request. Do not send cash or checks!


Web curator: Joseph B. Gurman
Responsible NASA official: Joseph B. Gurman, Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
[e-mail address: gurman<at>gsfc<dot>nasa<gov>]
+1 301 286-4767

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Branch / Code 612.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Last revised 2005 April 14 - J.B. Gurman