Table 2.

SHADOW CONTACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 1995 OCTOBER 24


                                                             Delta_T =    61.0 s
                                                                =  000deg15.3'E
                            Terrestrial
                             Dynamical               Ephemeris        True
                               Time      Latitude    Longitude(*)   Longitude(**)
                             h  m  s
 External/Internal
Contacts of Penumbra:  P1   01:52:54.3   27deg35.0'N   063deg58.6'E   064deg13.9'E
                       P2   04:03:07.3   63deg32.4'N   049deg34.7'E   049deg50.0'E
                       P3   05:04:10.6   35deg14.1'N   178deg17.6'W   178deg02.4'W
                       P4   07:14:06.2   01deg39.8'S   157deg53.0'E   158deg08.3'E
     Extreme
North/South Limits
of Penumbral Path:     N1   03:44:13.9   74deg03.7'N   075deg46.6'E   076deg01.9'E
                       S1   02:53:46.9   03deg48.3'N   043deg25.7'E   043deg41.0'E
                       N2   05:23:11.7   47deg49.6'N   172deg11.6'E   172deg26.9'E
                       S2   06:13:07.2   25deg26.1'S   178deg23.6'E   178deg38.9'E

 External/Internal
 Contacts of Umbra:    U1   02:53:31.6   34deg49.0'N   050deg52.1'E   051deg07.4'E
                       U2   02:53:47.9   34deg52.0'N   050deg49.0'E   051deg04.2'E
                       U3   06:13:17.3   05deg41.4'N   171deg34.6'E   171deg49.9'E
                       U4   06:13:38.3   05deg37.5'N   171deg30.1'E   171deg45.4'E
     Extreme
North/South Limits
  of Umbral Path:      N1   02:53:41.9   34deg54.7'N   050deg51.3'E   051deg06.6'E
                       S1   02:53:37.6   34deg46.2'N   050deg49.8'E   051deg05.1'E
                       N2   06:13:25.0   05deg44.9'N   171deg31.9'E   171deg47.2'E
                       S2   06:13:30.6   05deg33.9'N   171deg32.8'E   171deg48.1'E

 Extreme Limits
 of Center Line:       C1   02:53:39.7   34deg50.5'N   050deg50.5'E   051deg05.8'E
                       C2   06:13:27.8   05deg39.4'N   171deg32.3'E   171deg47.6'E

   Instant of 
Greatest Eclipse:      G0   04:33:30.5   08deg24.6'N   112deg55.9'E   113deg11.2'E

Circumstances at
Greatest Eclipse:   Sun's Altitude =  69.4deg         Path Width =  77.6 km
                     Sun's Azimuth = 194.0deg   Central Duration =  02m09.2s


(*) Ephemeris Longitude is the terrestrial dynamical longitude assuming a uniformly rotating Earth.

(**) True Longitude is calculated by correcting the Ephemeris Longitude for the non-uniform rotation of Earth.

(T.L. = E.L. - 1.002738*Delta_T/240, where Delta_T (in seconds) = TDT - UT)

Note: Longitude is measured positive to the East.

Since Delta_T is not known in advance, the value used in the predictions is an extrapolation based on pre-1993 measurements. Nevertheless, the actual value is expected to fall within 0.3 seconds of the estimated Delta_T used here.


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