Chart showing circumstances of the total solar eclipse of 1998 February 26. The black line is the line of totality, which passes directly through Panama but otherwise is visible only over the ocean. The gray region is where a partial solar eclipse is visible.
Chart showing eclipse shadow at a particular instant. The dark region covering most of the right of the graphic represents the night side of the Earth. The small black dot at the top of South America is the point of total eclipse at the given instant.