Equidistant Conic Projection Maps of the Eclipse Path

Figures 3, 4, 5, and 6 are equidistant conic projection maps that isolate specific regions of the eclipse path. The projection was selected to minimize distortion over the regions depicted. Once again, curves of maximum eclipse and constant eclipse magnitude are plotted and labeled. A linear scale is included for estimating approximate distances (kilometers) in each figure. Within the northern and southern limits of the path of totality, the outline of the umbral shadow is plotted at five minute intervals. The center line duration of totality appears near the umbra at various points along the path.

Figure 3 is drawn at a scale of ~1:11,060,000, while Figures 4, 5, and 6 are drawn at a scale of ~1:3,250,000. All four figures include the positions of many of the larger cities or metropolitan areas in and near the central path. The size of each city is logarithmically proportional to its population according to 1990 census data (Rand McNally, 1991).

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