On Thursday, 3 November 1994, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the southern half of the Western Hemisphere. The Moon's umbral shadow delineates a path through South America including southern Peru, northern Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. The path crosses the South Atlantic and swings south of the African continent with no other landfall except for tiny Gough Island. The path finally ends at sunset in the Indian Ocean south of Madagascar. A partial eclipse will be seen from within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow including all of South America, southern Mexico and Central America, and most of Africa south of the equator (Figures 1 and 2).

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