Annular Eclipse of the Sun: 1979 August 22

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 1979 August 22

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 1979 August 22

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 53 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
Bahia Blanca, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Catamarca, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Comodoro Rivadavia, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Concordia, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cordoba, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Corrientes, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Formosa, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
La Rioja, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mar del Plata, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mendoza, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Neuquen, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Posadas, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rio Cuarto, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rio Gallegos, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rio Grande, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rosario, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Salta, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Carlos de Bariloche, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Miguel de Tucuman, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Juan, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Luis, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santa Fe, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santiago del Estero, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Viedma, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pelotas, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Porto Alegre, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santa Maria, BrazilLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antofagasta, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Concepcion, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Copiapo, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Iquique, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
La Serena, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Puerto Montt, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Punta Arenas, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Santiago, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Talca, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Temuco, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Valdivia, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Valparaiso, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hanga Roa, Easter I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Stanley, Falkland Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
San Juan Bautista, Juan Fernandez Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Encarnacion, ParaguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Adamstown, Pitcairn Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Grytviken, South GeorgiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maldonado, UruguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Melo, UruguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Montevideo, UruguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Paysandu, UruguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rivera, UruguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Salto, UruguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tacuarembo, UruguayLocal CircumstancesAnimation

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Eclipses in 1979

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