The towns of Side and Manavgat (between Antalya and Alanya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast), Sultanhani(between Konya and Aksaray), Hacibektas (in Cappadocia) and Ordu (on the Black Sea coast) were directly at the path’s center.
The duration of eclipse totality was about 3 minutes, 45 seconds at Manavgat on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast (at 10:57 am GMT/UTC, or 1:57 pm local time), and 3 minutes, 30 seconds at Ordu (at 11:10 am GMT/UTC, or 2:10 pm local time) on the Black Sea coast.
Here are the coordinates of the umbral path.
The weather was excellent in most of Turkey, with no rain and only a few clouds.
Thanks to Dennis Andersen of Berkeley, California for the tip, and Paul Thurner for explaining the intricacies of eclipse timing to me.
—by Tom Brosnahan
|Safe Eclipse Viewing|