Thursday, July 16, 2009

Annular Solar Eclipse of January 15 2010

This would be a much looking-forward event for all those who are interested in Astronomy and Science in general. The biggest news is that the first Annular Solar Eclipse of 2010 will take place precisely on the Friday, the 15th of January 2010.

Luckily sun will cast moon's silhouette in a root which would be some 300 km in width, whereas the path travels a half of the Earth's circumference. Literally this means that the moon's shadow will travel more than 20,000 km across the earth, giving the earthlings a fine chance to witness a solar eclipse.

As per the calculations antumbral lunar shadow will commence its journey from Africa, hovering upon Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia in the African continent. Then the path will approach Indian Ocean. The eclipse is expected to reach its maximum duration of annularity, which would be 11 minutes and 08 seconds. Annular Solar Eclipse of January 15 2010

Sri Lanka & India (South India) simultaneously will be the first Asian lands that are kissed by the eclipse. Then the central path will continue through Bangladesh, Burma, and China giving observers and scientists a life time experience.

However a partial eclipse is also observed within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral silhouette. The possible areas include eastern Europe, most of Africa, Asia, and Indonesia.

29 comments:

  1. If I've not mistaken, this is the eclipse we gonna see sun getting almost totally covered after the 1955 june 20th eclipse, visible to Sri Lanka.
    I really look forward to go Jaffna to get a very clear view of this unforgettable moment...

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  2. Yes, We are gonna make it and let everybody enjoy it somehow!!

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  3. More details ang solar eclipse goggles source
    www.onlinetps.com/solar_eclipse.htm

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  4. Thank you Desh. When you want, let me know what we can do together! Nice!

    Sabrina

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  5. hi, i m from malaysia and would like to know if the january 15, 2010 solar eclipse will be visible in malaysia. And if it is so, what would be the local time of the solar eclipse. I couldn't find the local time for the solar eclipse anywhere on the internet sites.
    surendrennair@gmail.com

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  6. I want to share this post with you. I would like to copy it on my TuttiDentro Blog. Of course, with your name and credits.
    :-)
    Sabrina

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  7. Yes it will be great chance for all sri lankans to witness this event!!

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  8. @ Thank you for the incredible companionship shared, as it has always been !!!

    @Surendren : wait till I post them for you !!

    @Aruna: Your presence in Eclipse Crew would also be a pleasure !!

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  9. Maldives is the first asian land to be able to view the Eclipse. and its central Male.
    get more info from sciencemaldives.org/january2010eclipse/

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  10. maldives simultaneously will be the first asian land that are kissed by the eclips...

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  11. Hi
    I am sreeni from India

    I want no the impact of this solar eclipse on earth

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  12. At what time the solar eclipse covers DR Congo on 15th Jan 2010.

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  13. I think the sun would be endanger for people who could outdoor.

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  14. Like Ekta, I am interested in when the eclipse will be in the DRC (what time). Any ideas? Thanks!

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  15. Enjoy live streaming of solar eclipse !
    Sit back, relax and spectate the great show in the new year

    [http://www.bluegrids.blogspot.com]

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  16. We will not see from Calcutta??

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  17. Hi, This is Supa from Bangalore, India. To answer the last query, "Yes", the eclipse can be seen from Calcutta, but it would be seen partially. Please refer the Annular Ellipse sketch on the upper part of this webpage, and notice the grid in BLUE, which would be the region of the Eclipse, total or partial. The red belt at the middle is the area/path for the total eclipse.

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  18. Thank you supa...for your kind information...

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  19. Hi
    I am sreeni from India

    I want no the impact of this solar eclipse on earth

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  20. Hey I am Gafur from India(Kerala). Waiting for ur live cast of solar eclipse. I am an Astronomer and find detais from my site:
    http://cosmolabe.tripod.com

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  21. http://theworldofshashank.blogspot.com/

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  22. its so sad of me i had nt get any pic or vidio of it
    Deepshikha

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  23. @DEEPSHIKHA ,

    But you may use these media, published in this blog with proper citation for non commercial use !!

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  24. this is not cool. get a life ppl

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  25. needs more pictures

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  26. will we become mutants during this eclipse?

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  27. www.onlinetps.com/solar_eclipse.htm

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