Eclipse of the Millennium July 11, 1991

Front cover of the program for the Eclipse of the Millennium, July 11, 1991, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, by Baja Explorer Magazine. (ALTI Corporation)

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Twenty Five years ago.

The first small slice (first contact) with be taken out of the sun over Cabo San Lucas at 10:24 a.m. (PDT) and mid eclipse will begin at 11:53 a.m., with final contact at 12:21 p.m. From the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, the shadow — now 160 miles wide — will shift to the Sea of Cortez, the Mexican mainland, Central America and then South America.

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Excerpt from the eclipse program published by Baja Explorer magazine (ALTI Corporation) July 11, 1991. Cover photo: Total solar eclipse of February 16, 1980 from Kenya, Africa. (Photo by Francisco Diego).