Partial Eclipse of the Sun: 1978 April 07

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Partial Eclipse of the Sun on 1978 April 07

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 Partial Eclipse of the Sun on 1978 April 07

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. The UT time is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram.

Local Circumstances and Animations

Diagrams showing the configuration of the eclipse including the local circumstances are available for the 15 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.

LocationAvailable data
Comodoro Rivadavia, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mar del Plata, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rio Gallegos, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rio Grande, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Viedma, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Punta Arenas, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Stanley, Falkland Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Keetmanshoop, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rundu, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Walvis Bay, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Windhoek, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cape Town, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Upington, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Grytviken, South GeorgiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Edinburgh, Tristan da CuhnaLocal CircumstancesAnimation

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Eclipses in 1978

Eclipses within two years of 1978

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