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Solar Eclipses


Bretagnon, P., and Simon, J. L., Planetary Programs and Tables from -4000 to +2800, Willmann-Bell, Richmond, Virginia, 1986

Chou, B. R., "Safe Solar Filters," Sky & Telescope, August 1981, p. 119

Climates of the World, U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington DC, 1972

Dunham, J. B, Dunham, D. W. and Warren, W. H., IOTA Observer's Manual, (draft copy), 1992

Espenak, F., Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1986-2035, NASA RP-1178, Greenbelt, MD, 1987

Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Ephemeris and the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office, London, 1974

Herald, D., "Correcting Predictions of Solar Eclipse Contact Times for the Effects of Lunar Limb Irregularities," J. Brit. Ast. Assoc., 1983, 93, 6

Marsh, J. C. D., "Observing the Sun in Safety," J. Brit. Ast. Assoc., 1982, 92, 6

Meeus, J., Astronomical Formulae for Calculators, Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, 1982

Meeus, J., Grosjean, C., and Vanderleen, W., Canon of Solar Eclipses, Pergamon Press, New York, 1966

Morrison, L. V., "Analysis of lunar occultations in the years 1943-1974…," Astr. J., 1979, 75, 744

Morrison, L.V., and Appleby, G.M., "Analysis of lunar occultations - III. Systematic corrections to Watts' limb-profiles for the Moon," Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 1981, 196, 1013

The New International Atlas, Rand McNally, Chicago/New York/San Francisco, 1991

van den Bergh, G., Periodicity and Variation of Solar (and Lunar) Eclipses, Tjeenk Willink, Haarlem, Netherlands, 1955

Watts, C. B., "The Marginal Zone of the Moon," Astron. Papers Amer. Ephem., 1963, 17, 1-951

Meteorology and Travel

Cameron, S. and Box, B., Caribbean Islands Handbook, Passport Books, Lincolnwood (Chicago), 1995.

Constance, P., The Galapagos Islands, Passport Books, Lincolnwood (Chicago), 1995.

Garcia, O., Atlas of Highly Reflective Clouds for the Global Tropics, U.S. Department of Commerce, Boulder, 1985.

U.S. Naval Weather Service Command, Summary of Synoptic Meteorological Observations: Caribbean and Nearby Island Coastal Marine Areas (microfiche), National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, 1978.

Further Reading

Allen, D., and Allen, C., Eclipse, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987

Astrophotography Basics, Kodak Customer Service Pamphlet P150, Eastman Kodak, Rochester, 1988

Brewer, B., Eclipse, Earth View, Seattle, 1991

Covington, M., Astrophotography for the Amateur, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1988

Espenak, F., "Total Eclipse of the Sun," Petersen's PhotoGraphic, June 1991, p. 32

Fiala, A. D., DeYoung, J. A., and Lukac, M. R., Solar Eclipses, 1991-2000, USNO Circular No. 170, U. S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC 1986

Harris, J., and Talcott, R., Chasing the Shadow, Kalmbach Pub., Waukesha, 1994

Littmann, M., and Willcox, K., Totality, Eclipses of the Sun, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1991

Lowenthal, J., The Hidden Sun: Solar Eclipses and Astrophotography, Avon, New York, 1984

Mucke, H., and Meeus, J., Canon of Solar Eclipses: -2003 to +2526, Astronomisches Büro, Vienna, 1983

North, G., Advanced Amateur Astronomy, Edinburgh University Press, 1991

Oppolzer, T. R. von, Canon of Eclipses, Dover Publications, New York, 1962

Ottewell, G., The Under-Standing of Eclipses, Astronomical Workshop, Greenville, NC, 1991

Pasachoff, J. M., and Covington, M., Cambridge Guide to Eclipse Photography, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 1993

Pasachoff, J. M., and Menzel, D. H., Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, 3rd edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1992

Reynolds, M. D. and Sweetsir, R. A., Observe Eclipses, Astronomical League, Washington, DC, 1995

Sherrod, P. C., A Complete Manual of Amateur Astronomy, Prentice-Hall 1981

Zirker, J. B., Total Eclipses of the Sun, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 198


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