GENERAL MAP OF THE ANNULAR ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 15, 2010
This eclipse is the EIGHTH ANNULAR ECLIPSE OF THE SUN of the XXIst century. It will be visible in partial form on two continents: AFRICA, SOUTH and SOUTH-EAST ASIA. Its central band will be visible in ANNULAR ECLIPSE form only on territory of the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, it will cross then the NORTH of the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, the UGANDA, the KENYA and in the south of SOMALIA. After having crossed the Indian Ocean, it will pass over the REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES, the South of INDIA, the North of SRI LANKA, the Bay of Bengal, BURMA and will come to an end in the northeast of CHINA. The specificity and the general interest of this ANNULAR ECLIPSE OF THE SUN is the exceptional width: 320 to 365 km of its centrality band on average, depending on the countries concerned. It is about the same for the annular phase duration, which varies between 7 and 11 minutes according to the areas of the countries mentioned. This ANNULAR ECLIPSE will be visible in partial form in CENTRAL AFRICA, SEYCHELLES, and SOUTH and SOUTH-EASTASIA.
Annular solar eclipses, because of their rarity and the spectacle they offer, are all the more fascinating to observe. But it is therefore all the more important to protect one's eyes, because there is no safe phase during an annular eclipse. (See chapter PROTECT YOUR EYES)
SCHEDULES OF THE ECLIPSE
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