Total Eclipse of the Sun: 1536 December 13

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 1536 December 13

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 1536 December 13

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 41 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
Hobart, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Launceston, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Waitangi, Chatham Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Port-aux-Francais, Kerguelen Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Maseru, LesothoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toliara, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Beira, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chimoio, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Inhambane, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maputo, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Quelimane, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Xai-Xai, MozambiqueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Auckland, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Christchurch, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dunedin, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gisborne, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Greymouth, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hamilton, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Invercargill, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Napier, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nelson, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
New Plymouth, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oamuru, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Palmerston North, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tauranga, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Timaru, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wellington, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Whangerai, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bloemfontein, 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
Welkom, South AfricaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbabane, SwazilandLocal CircumstancesAnimation

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Eclipses in 1536

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