Total Eclipse of the Sun -- August 11, 1999

Cornwall UK, Europe, and Asia

See also the basic data page for this eclipse.

This map shows the area covered by the partial eclipse (blue) and the much narrower track of the total eclipse (red). The north/south(ish) lines show how far the centre of the eclipse zone will have progressed at various times, shown in Universal Time. The pages listed below provide a great deal more detail about the path of the eclipse. The main site has plenty of background information on how eclipses work.

All eclipse predictions are courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Page.


This is the original Eclipse 1999 site, or at least the relevant parts of it, which started the whole Hermit Eclipse concept. This was put together originally to help friends and family get together for the 1999 eclipse in Cornwall.

Much of the content that was here has evolved to the main Moonblink eclipse site; and some obsolete content (links to accommodation for example) has been deleted. The remaining description of the 1999 eclipse is preserved here for posterity.