Annular Eclipse of the Sun: 1961 August 11

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 1961 August 11

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 Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 1961 August 11

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 red umbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as an annular 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 80 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 annularity is highlighted.

LocationAvailable data
Benguela, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cabinda, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Huambo, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luanda, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lubango, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luena, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Malanje, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Namibe, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Georgetown, Ascension I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Francistown, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gaborone, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ghanzi, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maun, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tshabong, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Aracaju, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Itabuna, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Joao Pessoa, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maceio, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Natal, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Petrolina, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Recife, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Salvador, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vitoria, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kananga, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kikwit, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Matadi, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Brazzaville, Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pointe-Noire, Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port-Gentil, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maseru, LesothoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antsirabe, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Fianarantsoa, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toliara, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Blantyre, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lilongwe, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Beira, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chimoio, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gurue, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Inhambane, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lichinga, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maputo, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Quelimane, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tete, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Xai-Xai, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Keetmanshoop, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rundu, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Walvis Bay, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Windhoek, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jamestown, St HelenaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bloemfontein, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cape Town, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Durban, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
East London, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Johannesburg, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kimberley, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nelspruit, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Newcastle, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pietersburg, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Elizabeth, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pretoria, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Upington, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Welkom, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Grytviken, South GeorgiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbabane, SwazilandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Edinburgh, Tristan da CuhnaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chipata, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kabwe, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Livingstone, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lusaka, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mansa, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mongu, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ndola, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bulawayo, ZimbabweLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gweru, ZimbabweLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Harare, ZimbabweLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mutare, ZimbabweLocal CircumstancesAnimation

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Eclipses in 1961

Eclipses within two years of 1961

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