Annular Eclipse of the Sun: 2005 October 03

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 2005 October 03

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.

The eclipse will be visible from parts of Greenland, Europe, including the British Isles, Africa, the Middle East and western Asia including parts of India. The path of annularity begins at sunrise over the North Atlantic Ocean and crosses the Iberian peninsula, northern and eastern Africa and ends at sunset over the central part of the Indian Ocean.

The capital cities of Spain and Algeria, Madrid and Algiers respectively, lie on the path of annularity and will have good views of the eclipse during the morning of October 3.

This eclipse is part of Saros 134 and occurs at the descending node of the Moon's orbit.

Animation of the Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 2005 October 03

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 803 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
Charikar, AfghanistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Herat, AfghanistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jalalabad, AfghanistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kabul, AfghanistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kandahar, AfghanistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mazar-e Sharif, AfghanistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tirana, AlbaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Algiers, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Annaba, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Batna, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bechar, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bejaia, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ech Chelif, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
El Oued, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Laghouat, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oran, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ouargla, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Setif, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tamanrasset, AlgeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Andorra la Vella, AndorraLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Benguela, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cabinda, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Huambo, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luanda, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lubango, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luena, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Malanje, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Namibe, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gyumri, ArmeniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vanadzor, ArmeniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yerevan, ArmeniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Graz, AustriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Innsbruck, AustriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Klagenfurt, AustriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Linz, AustriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Salzburg, AustriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vienna, AustriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Baku, AzerbaijanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ganca, AzerbaijanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mingacevir, AzerbaijanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Naxcivan, AzerbaijanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Saki, AzerbaijanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Xankandi, AzerbaijanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ponta Delgada, AzoresLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al Manamah, BahrainLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rajshahi, BangladeshLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rangpur, BangladeshLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Baranavichy, BelarusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Brest, BelarusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Homyel', BelarusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hrodna, BelarusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mahilyow, BelarusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Minsk, BelarusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vitebsk, BelarusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antwerp, BelgiumLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bruges, BelgiumLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Brussels, BelgiumLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Charleroi, BelgiumLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ghent, BelgiumLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Liege, BelgiumLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Namur, BelgiumLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cotonou, BeninLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Natitingou, BeninLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Parakou, BeninLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Porto-Novo, BeninLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Thimphu, BhutanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Banja Luka, Bosnia-HercegovinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bihac, Bosnia-HercegovinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mostar, Bosnia-HercegovinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sarajevo, Bosnia-HercegovinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tuzla, Bosnia-HercegovinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zenica, Bosnia-HercegovinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Francistown, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gaborone, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ghanzi, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maun, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tshabong, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Burgas, BulgariaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pleven, BulgariaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Plovdiv, BulgariaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ruse, BulgariaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sofia, BulgariaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Stara Zagora, BulgariaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Varna, BulgariaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkino FasoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ouahigouya, Burkino FasoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bujumbura, BurundiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gitega, BurundiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bamenda, CameroonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bertoua, CameroonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Douala, CameroonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Garoua, CameroonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maroua, CameroonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ngaoundere, CameroonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yaounde, CameroonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape VerdeLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Praia, Santiago, Cape VerdeLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bangassou, Central African RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bangui, Central African RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Berberati, Central African RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bouar, Central African RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bria, Central African RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Abeche, ChadLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Faya, ChadLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mao, ChadLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Moundou, ChadLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ndjamena, ChadLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sarh, ChadLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lhasa, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Xigaze, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Moroni, Njazidja, ComorosLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gemena, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kalemie, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kananga, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kikwit, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kisangani, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Matadi, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Brazzaville, Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Owando, Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pointe-Noire, Republic of CongoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Abidjan, Cote d'IvoireLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bouake, Cote d'IvoireLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Daloa, Cote d'IvoireLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Korhogo, Cote d'IvoireLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yamoussoukro, Cote d'IvoireLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Osijek, CroatiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rijeka, CroatiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Split, CroatiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zadar, CroatiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zagreb, CroatiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Limassol, CyprusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nicosia, CyprusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Brno, Czech RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Olomouc, Czech RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ostrava, Czech RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Plzen, Czech RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Prague, Czech RepublicLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Alborg, DenmarkLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Arhus, DenmarkLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Copenhagen, DenmarkLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Esbjerg, DenmarkLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Odense, DenmarkLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Djibouti, DjiboutiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Alexandria, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Aswan, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Asyut, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cairo, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
El Minya, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Giza, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luxor, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Said, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Qena, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sohag, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Suez, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tanta, EgyptLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bata, Equatorial GuineaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Malabo, Equatorial GuineaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Asmara, EritreaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tallinn, EstoniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tartu, EstoniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Addis Ababa, EthiopiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dire Dawa, EthiopiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gonder, EthiopiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mek'ele, EthiopiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Torshavn, Faroe Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Helsinki, FinlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oulu, FinlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rovaniemi, FinlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tampere, FinlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Turku, FinlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ajaccio, Corsica, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bastia, Corsica, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bordeaux, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Brest, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Clermont-Ferrand, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dijon, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Grenoble, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Le Havre, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Le Mans, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lille, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Limoges, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lyon, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Marseille, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Montpellier, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nantes, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nice, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Orleans, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Paris, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rennes, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rheims, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rouen, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
St-Etienne, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Strasbourg, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toulouse, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tours, FranceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Franceville, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Libreville, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oyem, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port-Gentil, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Banjul, The GambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kanifing, The GambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gaza, GazaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bat'umi, GeorgiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
K'ut'aisi, GeorgiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rust'avi, GeorgiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
T'bilisi, GeorgiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Berlin, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bielefeld, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bremen, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dortmund, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dresden, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dusseldorf, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Erfurt, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Frankfurt am Main, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hamburg, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hannover, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kassel, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kiel, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Koln, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Leipzig, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Magdeburg, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mannheim, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Munich, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nurnberg, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rostock, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Saarbrucken, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Stuttgart, GermanyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Accra, GhanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kumasi, GhanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tamale, GhanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tema, GhanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gibraltar, GibraltarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Athens, GreeceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Iraklion, Crete, GreeceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Larisa, GreeceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Patras, GreeceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Thessaloniki, GreeceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Volos, GreeceLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ammassalik, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ittoqqortoormiit, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Station Nord, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Conakry, GuineaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kankan, GuineaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nzerekore, GuineaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bissau, Guinea-BissauLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Budapest, HungaryLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Debrecen, HungaryLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gyor, HungaryLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pecs, HungaryLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Szeged, HungaryLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Akureyri, IcelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Reykjavik, IcelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Agra, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ahmadabad, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Allahabad, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Amritsar, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Asansol, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Aurangabad, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bangalore, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bhopal, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bhubaneshwar, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bikaner, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Calcutta, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Calicut, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chandigarh, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chennai, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cochin, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Coimbatore, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Delhi, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dhanbad, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dharwad, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gwalior, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hyderabad, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Indore, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jabalpur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jaipur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jammu, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jamshedpur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jhansi, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jodhpur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kanpur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kota, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kurnool, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lucknow, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ludhiana, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Madurai, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mangalore, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Meerut, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mumbai, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mysore, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nagpur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nanded, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nashik, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nellore, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
New Delhi, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Patna, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pune, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Raipur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rajkot, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ranchi, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Raurkela, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Salem, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Shiliguri, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Solapur, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Srinagar, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Surat, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tiruchchirappalli, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Trivandrum, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vadodara, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Varanasi, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vijayawada, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vishakhapatnam, IndiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ahvaz, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bandar-e'Abbas, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Birjand, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Esfahan, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gorgan, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kerman, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kermanshah, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mashhad, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Qom, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Shiraz, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tabriz, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tehran, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yazd, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zahedan, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zanjan, IranLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al 'Amarah, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al Basrah, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al Kut, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al Mawsil, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
An Najaf, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Arbil, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ar Ramadi, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
As Sulaymaniyah, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Baghdad, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Karbala, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kirkuk, IraqLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Athlone, IrelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cork, IrelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dublin, IrelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Galway, IrelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Limerick, IrelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sligo, IrelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Waterford, IrelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Be'er Sheva, IsraelLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Haifa, IsraelLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jerusalem, IsraelLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tel Aviv-Yafo, IsraelLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bari, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bologna, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cagliari, Sardinia, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Catania, Sicily, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Florence, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Genoa, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Messina, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Milan, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Naples, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Palermo, Sicily, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rome, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sassari, Sardinia, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Taranto, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Trieste, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Turin, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Venice, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Verona, ItalyLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al 'Aqabah, JordanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Amman, JordanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Irbid, JordanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Aktau, KazakhstanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Aktyubinsk, KazakhstanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Atyrau, KazakhstanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ural'sk, KazakhstanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Garissa, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kisumu, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mombasa, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nairobi, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nakuru, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kuwait City, KuwaitLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Riga, LatviaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Daugavpils, LatviaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Beirut, LebanonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maseru, LesothoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Monrovia, LiberiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ajdabiya, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al Bayda, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Banghazi, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Darnah, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Misratah, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sabha, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tobruk, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tripoli, LibyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vaduz, LiechtensteinLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kaunas, lithuaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Klaipeda, LithuaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Siauliai, LithuaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vilnius, LithuaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luxembourg, LuxembourgLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bitola, MacedoniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Skopje, MacedoniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Veles, MacedoniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antananarivo, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antsirabe, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antsiranana, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Fianarantsoa, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mahajanga, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toamasina, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toliara, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Funchal, MadeiraLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Blantyre, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lilongwe, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mzuzu, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Male, MaldivesLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bamako, MaliLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gao, MaliLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kayes, MaliLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mopti, MaliLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Segou, MaliLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sikasso, MaliLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Valletta, MaltaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nouadhibou, MauritaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nouakchott, MauritaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zouerat, MauritaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Louis, MauritiusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dzaoudzi, MayotteLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chisinau, MoldovaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Balti, MoldovaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Monaco-Ville, MonacoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Agadir, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Casablanca, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Er Rachidia, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Fez, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Marrakech, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ouarzazate, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oujda, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rabat, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tanger, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tan-Tan, MoroccoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Beira, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chimoio, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gurue, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Inhambane, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lichinga, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maputo, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nampula, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pemba, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Quelimane, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tete, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Xai-Xai, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rundu, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Windhoek, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Biratnagar, NepalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kathmandu, NepalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pokhara, NepalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Amsterdam, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Eindhoven, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Enschede, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Groningen, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maastricht, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nijmegen, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rotterdam, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
The Hague, NetherlandsLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Agadez, NigerLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Arlit, NigerLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maradi, NigerLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Niamey, NigerLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tahoua, NigerLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zinder, NigerLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Abuja, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Benin City, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ibadan, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ilorin, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jimeta, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jos, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kaduna, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kano, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lagos, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maiduguri, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Harcourt, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sokoto, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zaria, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Alesund, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bergen, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bodo, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kristiansand, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oslo, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Stavanger, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tromso, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Trondheim, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Muscat, OmanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Salalah, OmanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Suhar, OmanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sur, OmanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Faisalabad, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gujranwala, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hyderabad, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Islamabad, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Karachi, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lahore, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Multan, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Peshawar, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Quetta, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rawalpindi, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sukkur, PakistanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bialystok, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bydgoszcz, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gdansk, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Krakow, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lodz, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Poznan, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Szczecin, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Warsaw, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wroclaw, PolandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Braga, PortugalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Coimbra, PortugalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Faro, PortugalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lisbon, PortugalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Porto, PortugalLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Doha, QatarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
St-Denis, ReunionLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Mathurin, Rodrigues I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Brasov, RomaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bucharest, RomaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Constanta, RomaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Craiova, RomaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Iasi, RomaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oradea, RomaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Timisoara, RomaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Arkhangel'sk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Astrakhan, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Belgorod, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bryansk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Groznyy, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Izhevsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kaliningrad, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kazan, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kirov, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Krasnodar, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kursk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lipetsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Makhachkala, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Moscow, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Murmansk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Naberezhnyye Chelny, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nalchik, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Orenburg, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Orsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Penza, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Petrozavodsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Pskov, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ryazan, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rostov-na-Donu, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Samara, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sankt-Peterburg, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Saratov, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Smolensk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Stavropol, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Syktyvkar, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tula, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ufa, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ul'yanovsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Velikiy Novgorod, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Volgograd, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vologda, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Voronezh, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yaroslavl, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Butare, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Byumba, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cyangugu, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kigali, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
San Marino, San MarinoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and PrincipeLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Al Madinah, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ad Dammam, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ar'ar, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Buraydah, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hafar al Batin, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ha'il, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Khamis Mushayt, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mecca, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
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Eclipse Trivia

For several years, I have been trying to see an annular eclipse of the Sun. Having been "fogged out" in Tain in northern Scotland on 2003 May 31, Madrid seemed the most logical place to be at the beginning of October 2005.

The morning of 2005 October 3 dawned in the Spanish capital as a beautiful, clear, autumnal one. Fortunately, the cirrus cloud of the previous afternoon had vanished completely. Outside the Palacio Real in the Plaza de Oriente, large numbers of people had gathered to watch the first annular eclipse of the Sun to be seen in Madrid for more than 240 years as can be seen in the photograph to the right by fellow observer Dave Stickland.

At 9:40 CEST, the Moon started its passage across the solar disc, appearing to move almost vertically downwards like a blind in front of the Sun. By 10:40 CEST, a chill had started to descend on the square, the temperature eventually dropping by more than 7°C at mid-eclipse. The Sun still dominated the south-eastern sky some 30° above the horizon. At 10:56 CEST, the annular phase of the eclipse started. Light levels in the square had dropped noticeably but the Sun was still bright enough to require the use of eclipse glasses for a proper view of the the annular phase.

In the photograph on the left of a projection of the solar image at mid-eclipse taken by Professor Gracia Rodrigues and Marta Folgueira Lopez, it is clear to see how well placed observers in Madrid were for this eclipse.

There had been some discussion beforehand as to whether Jupiter might be visible, some 15° below and to the left of the Sun. However, this turned out to be overly optimistic. The sky was still too bright for Jupiter at magnitude -1.7 to be seen. An obscuration of the Sun of more than the 90% available at this eclipse would be required for this observation to be realized. A few seconds after 11 o'clock, the ring of sunlight which had lasted for more than 4 minutes was broken and the annular phase of the eclipse was over.

Over the next hour and quarter or so the Moon moved inexorably away from its spectacular alignment with the Sun. The trees and shrubs of the parks of Madrid were the perfect environment to see many thousands of crescent-shaped images of the eclipsed Sun on the ground as can be seen in the photograph to the right by Dave Stickland . At just before 12:24 CEST, the last remaining sliver of the Moon disappeared. The eclipse was over leaving some of us to contemplate our next rendezvous with totality in Turkey at the end of March 2006.

Steve Bell

Eclipses in 2005

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