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Eclipse of 1 August 2008
Observing from the Cambridge Bay area
at ~ 0924 UTC (3:24 AM MDT local time)
This webpage offers information and
files on observing the Total Solar Eclipse (TSE) of 1 August 2008
from the Cambridge Bay area of Nunavut. While the prospects of
a good observation are much lower than the Hami area of China,
the Cambridge Bay area offers probably the best prospects in the
Canadian Arctic and is easily accessible from Edmonton, Alberta via
First Air or
The eclipse track passes just to the east of Cambridge Bay,
which will experience an eclipse magnitude of 0.9984, while Ovayok
(Mount Pelly) which is easily accessible by road from Cambridge Bay
will experience an eclipse magnitude of 0.9995. The Northern
Limit of the eclipse track is just a few kilometers of relatively
easily walking from the SE tip of Ovayok.
Weather is always a critical factor in
eclipse chasing; topography becomes an especially critical factor for observing
from Cambridge Bay where the eclipse will be low on the horizon.
If traveling to the Cambridge Bay area for the eclipse, please
travel safely (see
Nunavut Parks for safety tips).
Locally: Arctic Coast Visitors Centre (Cambridge Bay)
* Tel: (867) 983-2842 * Fax: (867) 983-2302
I recommend that you talk to Vicki Aitaok,
the other friendly
and helpful folks at the Arctic Coast Visitors Centre!
Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC