Re: Partial solar eclipses in Guide

Robert J. Modic May 27, 2012


The eastern limit you are referring to is the "Maximum Eclipse at Sunset".
This is the limit that Guide shows. What I'm interested in is the "Eclipse
Begins at Sunset" limit. This limit shows the extent to where a partial
eclipse can be seen.


----- Original Message -----
> 1b. Re: Partial solar eclipses in Guide
> Posted by: "Luc Desamore" luc_desamore@... luc_desamore
> Date: Sat May 26, 2012 7:24 am ((PDT))
> If I compare Guide map with maps from links given on the Nasa web site :
> I do not see any difference on the eastern limit, look at Odessa in
> Texas at the south limit of the path.
> Luc
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert J. Modic" <robertjmodic@...>
> To: "Guide User" <>
> Sent: Saturday, 26 May, 2012 11:24
> Subject: [guide-user] Partial solar eclipses in Guide
>>I was looking at the local circumstances of the recent solar
>> eclipse on May 20. I noticed that the eastern limit for the
>> partial eclipse is drawn farther west by about 400 miles than
>> it actually was. This seems to be the case for the eastern
>> and western limits for all eclipses. Of course, toggling
>> "Show Eclipse" off and zooming in on the Sun allows one to
>> see the local circumstances of each eclipse with high accuracy.
>> But this is rather time consuming.
>> Is there a way to show the full extent of the eclipsed areas
>> on the global map so one can quickly step through eclipses
>> to find the partial ones as well as the total ones?
>> Bob