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All the information in this page comes from Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC. You can visit his web site by clicking the large button at the top of the dialog box. The list shows the Solar eclipses for the current century. It shows the date and time of the maxima, the availability of the detailed map, the type of eclipse, the saros number, the gamma value, the eclipse magnitude, the location of the eclipse maxima, the altitude of the Sun at this point, the path width in kilometers, and the duration of the total or annular phase. See a detailed explanation of these values. The data from 1800 to 2100 are included, you can download additional data from the web page.
A mouse click on the list shows the eclipse from the current observatory location. If you click on the
Longitude column, this shows the eclipse from the maxima location on the World. If you click the
Map column this shows the detailed map for this eclipse if available.
When you clicked a date from the list, you also changed SkyChart to use this date. When you close the Calendar dialog box, you will receive a warning about the changed time. You can click Yes to continue with the changed time, or click the NO button followed by a click on the Reset Chart button in the dialog box.