Explaining This Data Set

The 1998 Solar Eclipse Data Set contains many variables

which can be explored via spreadsheet use or by printing

the data from the web page screens. A thorough description

of most variables can be displayed upon selecting the

corresponding link.




The following variables are used in the 1998 Solar Eclipse Data Set:



Location on planet Earth:


1. Country
2. State, Province, or Territory
3. City
4. Longitude
5. Latitude
First Contact
6. Time at First Contact
7. Point at First Contact
8. Altitude of Sun at First Contact
9. Azimuth of Sun at First Contact
Maximum Eclipse
10. Time at Maximum Eclipse
11. Altitude of Sun at Maximum Eclipse
12. Azimuth of Sun at Maximum Eclipse
13. Proportion of the Sun Eclipsed at Maximum Eclipse
Fourth Contact
14. Time at Fourth Contact
15. Point at Fourth Contact
16. Altitude of Sun at Fourth Contact
17. Azimuth of Sun at Fourth Contact
Local Noon
18. Standard Time of Local Noon at that Location
19. Sun Altitude at Local Noon at that Location
20. Sun Azimuth at Local Noon at that Location
GMT Difference
21. Time Difference between location's Standard Time and GMT
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