|On April 8th 2005 there will be an annular-total solar eclipse, which
will be visible only annular on the short path on mainland.
Annular-total solar eclipses come about if the moon is at the time of the eclipse in such a distance from earth that its umbral shadow just reaches earth. Then, because of earths spherical shape, the umbra just touches earth at mid eclipse, but it does not reach the earth at the global beginning and at the end of eclipse.
In the picture at left those regions in the path of central eclipse where the eclipse is total are blue, whereas those regions where an annular eclipse is visible are red.
|On October 3rd 2005 there will be an annular solar eclipse, which will be at least partially visible in Europe, in Spain it will be annular. The annular phase will last for 4 minutes 10 seconds at the mediterranian coast of Spain and 90.4 % of the suns disc will be covered by the moon.|
|The maximum duration of total eclipse will be 4 minutes 7 seconds (a little bit south of Libya), at the libyan coast there will be 4 minutes and in Turkey totality will last between 3 minutes 32 seconds and 3 minutes 47 seconds (at the coast).|
On September 22nd 2006 an annular solar eclipse will take place at - or shortly after sunrise, in Guyana, Surinam and French Guayana. Furthermore the path of annular eclipse progresses and finally ends over the south atlantic ocean.
|During the night of 6th to 7th February 2008 an annular solar eclipse
This eclipse, which accurs during the midnight sun will be visible in Antarctica. A partial eclipse of very small phase will also be seen in parts of Australia and in Newzeeland .
In the picture at left the annularity zone is drawn red while the green lines sign the border where a partial eclipse is visible.
|On August 1st 2008 a total solar eclipse occcurs, which will be visible
as a partial eclipse in large parts of europe. A total eclipse will be
visible in northern canada, greenland, russia, mongolia and china.
The maximum duration of the total phase is 2 Minutes 27 Seconds.
This free program can be downloaded (eclipse.zip, 620 kByte).
To unzip the file you need UNZIP
or something similar, as Aladdin
(Required system: PC, at least 80486DX or faster Processor and Graphicscard with at least 256 colors, Win 3.1,95,98,.. or NT, XP)
See also an eclipse website with graphics also made with Win-Eclipse.
If you have any questions please e-mail me: .
See also: Pictures of the last Lunar eclipse on May 4. 2004, Planetimages, Deep sky photos and total solar eclipse 2001.
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Last change on 11.04.2004.