Total Solar Eclipse of 1997 March 9
This is a Web implementation of the NASA Eclipse Bulletin for the
1997 March 9 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, the
list of tables, or the
list of maps. Since we have not had 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
Comet Hale-Bopp should be
visible during the total solar eclipse of 1997 March 3.
Further details are available online.
NASA Reference Publication 1344
1995 October 24 total solar eclipse), is also available via the Web.
The original Microsoft Word for Macintosh files, Microsoft Word for Windows
versions of the same files, as well as the figures, maps, and tables, are
The original hardcopy Bulletin, NASA Reference Publication 1369, 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 individual 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 11 ounces (310 grams) with your request. Do not send cash
You can also view
animations of the centerline and penumbral shadow extent for the total
solar eclipse of 1997 March 9 in various formats.
Joseph B. Gurman
Responsible NASA official:
Joseph B. Gurman,
Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
+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