"Diamond Ring", just before Second Contact.
Solar Chromosphere and Prominences, just after Second Contact.
Solar Corona, during Totality.
Solar Chromosphere and Prominences, just before Third Contact.
All images are ©1998 by Fred Espenak, used here with his permission.
Location: Oranjestad, Aruba (Lat. 12° 32' N, Lon. 70° 2' W, 0m ASL).
Local times (UTC - 4hrs.):
Eclipse started: 12:38:34 (First Contact, Alt. 69°)
Totality started: 14:09:48 (Second Contact)
Center of Totality: 14:11:21 (Alt. 61°)
End of Totality: 14:12:54 (Third Contact)
End of Eclipse: 15:35:52 (Fourth Contact, Alt. 44°)
Duration of Totality: 3 min. 6 sec.
Link to Fred Espenak's Report of the 1998 Total Solar Eclipse
Updated: March 17 '98
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