\(\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1\), center at origin and major axis parallel to the x-axis.

\(e = \frac{c}{a}\)

Distance between foci is \(2c\) thus \(c = 1\).

\(a = 3\)

\(a^2 = b^2 +c^2\)

\(3^2 = b^2 +1^2\)

\(b = \sqrt{8}\)

Thus the equation of the ellipse is, \(\frac{x^2}{9} + \frac{y^2}{8} = 1\)

\(8x^2 + 9y^2 = 72\)