Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 4

The next total eclipse of the Sun is also visible from southern Africa. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the South Atlantic, off the west coast of equatorial Africa. It crosses through Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique (Figure 17). Totality takes place in the morning hours with a central duration ranging from 1 to 1.5 minutes. The track continues across the Indian Ocean and ends in southern Australia north of Adelaide (Figure 18).

Complete details will eventually be posted on the NASA TSE2002 Web site as well as in the next NASA Eclipse Bulletin, scheduled for publication in late 2000.

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