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APOD: Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in... (2023 Apr 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Apr 18, 2023 4:06 am

Image Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2024 April

Explanation: Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun? If so, do any friends or relatives live near the path of next April's eclipse? If yes again, then you might want to arrange a well-timed visit. Next April 8, the path of a total solar eclipse will cross North America from western Mexico to eastern Canada, entering the USA in southern Texas and exiting in northern Maine. All of North America will experience the least a partial solar eclipse. Featured here is a map of the path of totality. Many people who have seen a total solar eclipse tell stories about it for the rest of their lives. As a warmup, an annular solar eclipse will be visible later this year -- in mid-October.

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Re: APOD: Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in... (2023 Apr 18)

Post by Case » Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:52 am

APOD Robot wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 4:06 amAs a warmup, an annular solar eclipse will be visible later this year -- in mid-October.
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The October eclipse is unusually friendly to many more countries. Lots of people should be able to enjoy that one, including Central and South America.

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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Apr 18, 2023 2:06 pm

Case wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:52 am
APOD Robot wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 4:06 amAs a warmup, an annular solar eclipse will be visible later this year -- in mid-October.
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The October eclipse is unusually friendly to many more countries. Lots of people should be able to enjoy that one, including Central and South America.
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Re: APOD: Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in... (2023 Apr 18)

Post by johnnydeep » Tue Apr 18, 2023 6:27 pm

Is it mere coincidence that the two paths seem to be at an almost exact right angle to each other?
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Post by MarkBour » Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:06 pm

johnnydeep wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 6:27 pm Is it mere coincidence that the two paths seem to be at an almost exact right angle to each other?
I'd say pretty much just a coincidence. I mean this plot is a lot like a plot of the orbits of any man-made satellite of earth, although the path is that of a shadow under a slowly-moving sun, which skews it some, and in more extreme cases can seriously alter the shape.

Here's a site I found, thanks to your question, that I think is just fantastic:
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Here's a page, one of an amazing catalog, that includes the current 20 years (2021-2040):
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEatlas/S ... as2021.GIF
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You want some other period? They've probably got it. Here's the atlas for the years 1561-1580:
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEatlas/S ... as2021.GIF
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Post by hypatia » Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:19 pm

I was hoping the 'interwebs' would have stopped this by now but nope. Why discuss something that is a year away?

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Re: APOD: Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in... (2023 Apr 18)

Post by johnnydeep » Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:20 pm

MarkBour wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:06 pm
johnnydeep wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 6:27 pm Is it mere coincidence that the two paths seem to be at an almost exact right angle to each other?
I'd say pretty much just a coincidence. I mean this plot is a lot like a plot of the orbits of any man-made satellite of earth, although the path is that of a shadow under a slowly-moving sun, which skews it some, and in more extreme cases can seriously alter the shape.

Here's a site I found, thanks to your question, that I think is just fantastic:
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Here's a page, one of an amazing catalog, that includes the current 20 years (2021-2040):
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEatlas/S ... as2021.GIF
capture1.gif

You want some other period? They've probably got it. Here's the atlas for the years 1561-1580:
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEatlas/S ... as2021.GIF
capture2.gif
Thanks. Not sure what the disclaimer at the top of the page means though:
This website is available as a resource for eclipse and transit records and information, but will not be updated. For the latest on future eclipses from NASA, please visit https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipses/
No future updates for coming eclipses I suppose?
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Re: APOD: Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in... (2023 Apr 18)

Post by De58te » Tue Apr 18, 2023 9:16 pm

There looks like on April 8th in Niagara Falls that there will be a really cool time to have a Newlywed Honeymoon. "Oh baby, I love you soo much that I can make the Sun stop shinning and cause the stars to come out in the day time for you!"

I wonder if the park commission will turn the rainbow night lights onto the falls during the eclipse, or will that be tacky and a spoiler? Not to mention all the boats out on Lake Erie, will have an eerie time out on the water?

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Re: APOD: Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in... (2023 Apr 18)

Post by Wils » Tue Apr 18, 2023 10:40 pm

Why discuss an eclipse that is a year off? There is a total solar eclipse in Australia tomorrow. I hope you will show us photos, as I understand NASA will be there.