Total Eclipse of the Sun: 1538 April 28

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 1538 April 28

The global visibility of this solar eclipse is shown in the diagram to the left. A higher quality version of this global plot can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on this image.

An explanation of this diagram can be found here.


Animation of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 1538 April 28

The animation shown in the diagram to the right illustrates the motion of the shadow of the Moon at five minute intervals. This animation runs in a continuous loop.

This graphic, provided by Dr. Andrew Sinclair, shows the grey penumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a partial one and the much smaller black umbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a total one. The UT time is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram and the central line duration of the eclipse can be seen in the lower right-hand corner.

Local Circumstances and Animations

Diagrams showing the configuration of the eclipse including the local circumstances are available for the 100 locations given in the following table. All timing information is given in Universal time (UT). Animations showing the progress of the eclipse are also available for the locations specified. These animations can be as large as 275kb in size. It may be necessary to download these files for optimum performance. Eclipses for the locations listed in the following table in the period 1501 CE to 2100 CE can be found by following the location link. A location which lies within the path of totality is highlighted.

LocationAvailable data
Oranjestad, ArubaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Belize, BelizeLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Belmopan, BelizeLocal CircumstancesAnimation
George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Waitangi, Chatham Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Barranquilla, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bogota, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bucaramanga, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cali, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cartagena, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cucuta, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ibague, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Medellin, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Neiva, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pasto, ColombiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pereira, ColumbiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Limon, Costa RicaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Jose, Costa RicaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Camaguey, CubaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Havana, CubaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santiago de Cuba, CubaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santiago, Dominican RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hanga Roa, Easter I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Cuenca, EcuadorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Guayaquil, EcuadorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Machala, EcuadorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Quito, EcuadorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Miguel, El SalvadorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Salvador, El SalvadorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santa Ana, El SalvadorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Suva, Viti Levu, FijiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Guatemala City, GuatemalaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Quezaltenango, GuatemalaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port-au-Prince, HaitiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cap-Haitien, HaitiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Pedro Sula, HondurasLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tegucigalpa, HondurasLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kingston, JamaicaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Montego Bay, JamaicaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Juan Bautista, Juan Fernandez Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Acapulco, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cancun, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Culiacan, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Durango, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Guadalajara, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
La Paz, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Leon, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Matamoros, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Merida, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mexico City, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Monterrey, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oaxaco, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Puebla, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Luis Potosi, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tampico, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tepic, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Torreon, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Veracruz, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Villahermosa, MexicoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Noumea, New CaledoniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Auckland, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Christchurch, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gisborne, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Greymouth, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hamilton, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Napier, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nelson, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
New Plymouth, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Palmerston North, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tauranga, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Timaru, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wellington, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Whangerai, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Leon, NicaraguaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Managua, NicaraguaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Alofi, NiueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kingston, Norfolk I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
David, PanamaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Panama City, PanamaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chiclayo, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chimbote, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Huancayo, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Huanuco, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ica, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lima, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Piura, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pucallpa, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Trujillo, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tumbes, PeruLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Adamstown, Pitcairn Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Apia, SamoaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Fakaofo, TokelauLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nuku'alofa, TongaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maracaibo, VenezuelaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Cristobal, VenezuelaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mata'utu, Wallis and Futuna Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation

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Eclipses in 1538

Eclipses within two years of 1538

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