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          The final event of the year is a total solar eclipse visible from a narrow corridor that traverses the Southern Hemisphere..
Millions Of People Will Be Watching:

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The Celestial Event Of A Lifetime!

    RESEDA, California – The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the South Atlantic, crosses southern Africa and the Indian Ocean and ends at sunset in southern Australia. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of Africa, western Australia and Antarctica The umbra carves out a 50 kilometers wide path as it sweeps across Angola, briefly straddling the Angola/Zambia border, crosses eastern Namibia before entering northern Botswana. The umbra crosses completely into Zimbabwe before entering northern South Africa. The northern third of Kruger National Park is plunged into totality which lasts 1 minute 25 seconds. Quickly crossing southern Mozambique, the shadow leaves the Dark Continent and begins its long trek across the Indian Ocean.

During the next hour and a half, no land is encountered as the eclipse track curves to the northeast and begins to narrow. In the final ninety seconds of its terrestrial trajectory, the umbra traverses South Australia. The coastal town of Ceduna lies at the center of the 35-kilometer wide path. Totality lasts 33 seconds while the Sun stands 9¡ above the western horizon. The accelerating ground speed of the umbra already exceeds 5 km/s. In the remaining seconds, the increasingly elliptical shadow sweeps across 900 kilometers of the Australian Outback.

A detailed report on this eclipse is available from NASA's Technical Publication series (see: NASA Solar Eclipse Bulletins). Additional information is also available at the 2002 total solar eclipse web site: Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 04

Text & Images Fred Espenak / NASA
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