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, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 546–547 | Cite as

Observing total solar eclipses from near the edge of the predicted path

  • David W. Dunham
  • Joan Bixby Dunham


Suitable observations from various locations in the predicted path of a total solar eclipse can provide information about the relative positions and shapes of the Sun and Moon to about ±0″.02. The total solar eclipse of 1972, July 10 was observed from locations near the edges of its predicted path. The durations of the limb phenomena were greatly enhanced. Preliminary analysis of the observations shows that the eclipse shadow passed 3 km northeast of its predicted path.


Relative Position Preliminary Analysis Solar Eclipse Total Solar Eclipse Suitable Observation 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Dunham
    • 1
  • Joan Bixby Dunham
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of TexasAustinUSA

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