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Eclipse phases

Monday، 20 July 2009 12:00 AM

Eclipse phases:

General phases of the solar eclipse

• The general eclipse begins when the Moon’s penumbra cone starts to sweep across the Earth’s disc.
• The total or annular eclipse begins when the Moon’s umbra starts to sweep across the Earth’s disc.
• The centrality begins when the axis of the Moon’s shadow cone starts to sweep across the Earth’s disc.
• The eclipse’s maximum occurs when the terrestrial surface within the umbra reaches its largest area.
• The centrality ends when the axis of the Moon’s shadow finishes its sweep across the Earth’s disc.
• The total or annular eclipse ends when the Moon’s shadow finishes its sweep across the Earth’s disc.
• The general eclipse ends when the Moon’s penumbra finishes its sweep across the Earth’s disc.  

eclipse in Egypt

The following table will help you to know exactly when and where the phases of the total Eclipse in Egypt 2006 :

Event / phases
Hour
Minutes
Longitude
Latitude
Start of the Eclipse
9
36.8
22      - 06.1
14         -27.7
Beginning  of the Southern shade
10
35.0
37      - 07.0
6          - 53.4
Beginning of Eclipse centre
10
35.4
37      - 15.5
6          - 18.3
Beginning  of the Northern  shade
10
35.8
37      - 24.2
5          - 42.9
Centre of the Eclipse at Noon time 
12
33.2
22      + 53.9
29          37.2
End of the Northern  shade
13
46.4
99      + 00.4
52          08.1
End of Eclipse centre
13
46.9
98       48.5
51          33.7
End of the Southern shade
13
47.3
98       36.9
50          59.4
End of Eclipse
14
45.6
83       03.3
43          26.3

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