Total Eclipse of the Sun: 2002 December 04

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 2002 December 04

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 2002 December 04

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 197 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
Benguela, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cabinda, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Huambo, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luanda, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lubango, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luena, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Malanje, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Namibe, AngolaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Adelaide, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Albany, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Albury, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Alice Springs, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bendigo, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Broken Hill, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Broome, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bunbury, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Darwin, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Geelong, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Geraldton, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hobart, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kalgoorlie, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Karratha, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Launceston, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Melbourne, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mount Gambier, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Perth, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Hedland, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wagga Wagga, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Whyalla, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Francistown, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gaborone, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ghanzi, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maun, BotswanaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tshabong, BotswanaLocal 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
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
The Settlement, Christmas I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
West Island, Cocos Is.Local 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
Dili, East TimorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lospatos, East TimorLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bata, Equatorial GuineaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Malabo, Equatorial GuineaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Addis Ababa, EthiopiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Franceville, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Libreville, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oyem, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port-Gentil, GabonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Denpasar, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kupang, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Malang, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Semarang, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Surabaya, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Surakarta, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ujung Pandang, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yogyakarta, IndonesiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Garissa, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kisumu, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mombasa, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nairobi, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nakuru, KenyaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port-aux-Francais, Kerguelen Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Maseru, LesothoLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antananarivo, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antsirabe, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Antsiranana, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Fianarantsoa, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mahajanga, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toamasina, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toliara, MadagascarLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Blantyre, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Lilongwe, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mzuzu, MalawiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Louis, MauritiusLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dzaoudzi, MayotteLocal 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
Keetmanshoop, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rundu, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Walvis Bay, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Windhoek, NamibiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zinder, NigerLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Abuja, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Benin City, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jimeta, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jos, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kaduna, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kano, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Maiduguri, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Harcourt, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zaria, NigeriaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
St-Denis, ReunionLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Mathurin, Rodrigues I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Butare, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Byumba, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Cyangugu, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kigali, RwandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jamestown, St HelenaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and PrincipeLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Victoria, Mahe, SeychellesLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kismaayo, SomaliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Marka, SomaliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mogadishu, SomaliaLocal 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
El Fasher, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
El Obeid, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Juba, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kadugli, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Malakal, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nyala, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rabak, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wad Medani, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wau, SudanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbabane, SwazilandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Arusha, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dar Es Salaam, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dodoma, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kigoma, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbeya, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Musoma, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mwanza, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Songea, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mtwara, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tanga, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Zanzibar, TanzaniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Edinburgh, Tristan da CuhnaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gulu, UgandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kampala, UgandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbale, UgandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mbarara, UgandaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Chipata, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kabwe, ZambiaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kasama, 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 2002

Eclipses within two years of 2002

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