Total Solar Eclipse of 1997 March 9

This is a Web implementation of the NASA Eclipse Bulletin for the 1997 March 9 total solar eclipse. The hardcopy NASA Reference Publications are at best in short supply, and in any case the Web is probably the best medium for the dissemination of this information, especially for those people with network access who do not really need hardcopies of every page (though you can use your Web viewer to make hardcopies as needed).

You can start with the table of contents, the list of figures, the list of tables, or the list of maps. Since we have not had time to add more than the most simple-minded of hypertext links to the text (e.g. linking consecutive sections of the Bulletin and the sections to the table of contents), we recommend using the table of contents as the most useful entry point.

Note: Comet Hale-Bopp should be visible during the total solar eclipse of 1997 March 3. Further details are available online.

NASA Reference Publication 1344 ( 1995 October 24 total solar eclipse), is also available via the Web.

The original Microsoft Word for Macintosh files, Microsoft Word for Windows versions of the same files, as well as the figures, maps, and tables, are available via anonymous ftp.
The original hardcopy Bulletin, NASA Reference Publication 1369, was written by Fred Espenak (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA) and Jay Anderson (Prairie Weather Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). You can request hardcopies of individual Eclipse Bulletins from the authors (see the projected publication schedule in the preface by using the request form in this Bulletin. Note that you must include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) with postage for 11 ounces (310 grams) with your request. Do not send cash or checks!
You can also view animations of the centerline and penumbral shadow extent for the total solar eclipse of 1997 March 9 in various formats.
Web curator: Joseph B. Gurman
Responsible NASA official: Joseph B. Gurman, Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
[e-mail address: gurman<at>gsfc<dot>nasa<gov>]
+1 301 286-4767

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Branch / Code 612.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Last revised - J.B. Gurman