Solar Eclipse Chasing by ship
Editor: Bill Kramer
Last update: 15 JUL 2014 BK
Solar Eclipse Chasing by Ship
-a list of eclipses observed from cruise ships.
1972 - TSS Olympia cruise ship sailed from New York, North Atlantic eclipse intercept.
1973 - HMS Canberra cruise ship sailed from New York, eclipse intercept off the western coast of Africa. Cunard Adventurer viewed the eclipse closer to South America. From the UK, Monte Umbe also off the coast of Africa. From Casablanca, Massalia (a French flagged car carrier), off the coast of Africa.
1984 - Cap du Pain (merchant marine freighter) off the coast of New Caledonia (Eclipse report)
Setting up on board the Veendam from early morning until first contact
1998 - Fascination, Veendam, Statendam, Norwegian Sea, Dawn Princess, Celebrity Galaxy, Stella Solaris- eclipse intercept at various points in the Caribbean Sea. Cunard Vistafjord in the Pacific Ocean. (Eclipse reports 1, 2, 3, 4)
1999 - Regal Empress in the North Atlantic. Norwegian Sky in the English Channel, Royal Olympic's four ships Stella Solaris, Olympic Countess, World Renaissance, and Stella Oceanis, Marco Polo, Vistafjord intercept in the Black Sea. (Eclipse reports 1, 2, 3, 4)
2009 - Paul Gauguin, Costa Classica, Fuji Maru, Asuka II - all in the Pacific Ocean, Costa Allegra off the coast of China (clouded out). Small boat M/V Southern Cross (Nikumaroro Atoll, Gardner Island).
2010 - Paul Gauguin south of Tahiti.
2012 - Paul Gauguin near New Caledonia.
List compiled by Bill Kramer with lots of help from Michael Gill
You can find out where some of these ships are right now at: Sea Scanner
See also: Solar Eclipse Chasing in the Air