The second part of each table, labeled b, is found on right handed or odd numbered pages. It gives local circumstances at each eclipse contact for every location listed in part a. The Universal Time of each contact is given along with position angles P and V as well as the altitude of the Sun. The position angles identify the point along the Sun's disk where each contact occurs and are measured counter-clockwise from the north and zenith points, respectively. Locations outside the umbral path miss the umbral eclipse and only witness first and fourth contacts. The effects of refraction have not been included in these calculations, nor have there been any corrections for center of figure or the lunar limb profile.
While this eclipse path is quite wide (~370 km), few cities fall within the path since it passes through a relatively unpopulated region of Asia. Locations were chosen based on general geographic distribution, population, and proximity to the path. The primary source for geographic coordinates is The New International Atlas (Rand McNally, 1991). Elevations for major cities were taken from Climates of the World (U. S. Dept. of Commerce, 1972). In this rapidly changing political world, it is often difficult to ascertain the correct name or spelling for a given location. Therefore, the information presented here is for location purposes only and is not meant to be authoritative. Furthermore, it does not imply recognition of status of any location by the United States Government. Corrections to names, spellings, coordinates and elevations is solicited in order to update the geographic data base for future eclipse predictions.
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