Plotting The Path On Maps

If high resolution maps of the umbral path are needed, the coordinates listed in Table 7 are conveniently provided at 1 degree increments of longitude to assist plotting by hand. The path coordinates in Table 3 define a line of maximum eclipse at five minute increments in Universal Time. It is also advisable to include lunar limb corrections to the northern and southern limits listed in Table 6, especially if observations are planned from the graze zones. Global Navigation Charts (1:5,000,000), Operational Navigation Charts (scale 1:1,000,000) and Tactical Pilotage Charts (1:500,000) of many parts of the world are published by the Defense Mapping Agency. In October 1992, the DMA discontinued selling maps directly to the general public. This service has been transferred to the National Ocean Service (NOS). For specific information about map availability, purchase prices, and ordering instructions, contact the NOS at:

		National Ocean Service
		Distribution Branch
		6501 Lafayette Avenue
		Riverdale, MD 20737, USA 	Phone:	 1-301-436-6990

It is also advisable to check the telephone directory for any map specialty stores in your city or metropolitan area. They often have large inventories of many maps available for immediate delivery.

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