timing of solar eclipse on January 15 th 2010

Total solar eclipse on January 15

This is the longest lasting solar eclipse since the annular solar eclipse on January 4, 1992, which had lasted for about 11 minutes and 41 seconds. This duration will not be equalled or exceeded until the annular solar eclipse of December 23, 3043, which is 1033 years ahead of 2010!

In India, one can watch the eclipse from Nagercoil, Tuticorn, Palayankottai and Trichendur in Tamil Nadu and from Surat, Ahmedabad and Kutch in Gujarat. In its four-hour journey, the obstructing shadow of the moon will travel around the earth covering 0.87% of its surface along an eclipse path of 13,000 km.

The last time a total solar eclipse appeared in India was way back in 1976 when it was visible in the north eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Initially, it will be visible in the western parts of the country and later will be noticeable in the eastern parts. People in the southern parts of Mizoram could also sight it, she added. The eclipse will appear in the North Eastern State between 12: 18 and 3:32 pm.

The total solar eclipse appearing on January 15, however, will not be the only eclipse appearing this year. A partial lunar eclipse will occur on June 26 followed by another total solar eclipse on July 11 and a total lunar eclipse on December 21.

“The annular phase runs from 10.44 am (IST),when the eclipse begins in the Central African Republic to the end of the eclipse on the Chinese Yellow Sea coast at 14.29 pm (IST),the maximum duration of annularity would reach 11 min 08 sec over Indian Ocean thus making it the longest annular eclipse.

The timing of eclipse will appear in the india between 12: 18 and 3:32 pm.

Places You Can witness Solar Eclipse In Tamilnadu:

This was a rare event happening about 108 years in Tamil Nadu, “the annular eclipse will be visible from Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Tuticorin, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Rajapalayam, Sivaganga, Karikudi, Pudukottai, Nagapatinam, Tanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai and Chidambaram“.

Difference between total solar eclipse and annular eclipse:

During a total solar eclipse the sun will be fully covered by the moon whereas during an annular one, sun would not be fully covered and “one will be able to see the sun like a thin ring around the black moon.”

About Astrologer Point Of View On soloar eclipse janauary 15th 2010

Mauni Amavasya falls on Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) on 15th January 2010 one day after Makar Sankranti , the day sidereal sun enters Capricorn. Amavasya is Vedic name for New Moon. Mauni (Mouna Amavasya, Mauna Amavasya) Amavasya is observed in the luni-solar Vedic month of Magh (Magha) and is considered very auspicious. A day to maintain silence to purify one’s thoughts. This year it is especially auspicious because Jupiter is in Aquarius (Kumbha) and hence the Vedic festival of Kumbha Mela in Haridwar. The effect of solar eclipse on such an auspicious day, a rare occasion can be far reaching.

Surya Grahan (Solar eclipse) of January 15th, 2010 comes as the longest annular eclipse to occur this century with a duration of 11 mins 08 seconds.

The eclipse point is at one degree Capricorn. The solar eclipse effect on moon sign and the various houses from moon sign must be analyzed for each individual.The eclipse will be Makar Rashi (Aquarius Sign) and Uttara Shadha Nakshatra. Makar Rashi is owned by Saturn and Uttara Shadha Nakshatra is owned by Sun in Vedic astrology. So, Sun seems to be afflicted by being in Saturn’s sign, in conjunction with Rahu and aspected by Mars. Hence Leo native will be affected most by this Surya Grahan.

General predictions for each rasi for annular eclipse 2010:

Mesha (Aries): Good
Vrishabaha (Taurus): Average
Mithun (Gemini): Bad
Karka (Cancer): Average
Simha (Leo): Bad
Kanya (Virgo): Bad
Tula (Libra): Bad
Vrishchik (Scorpio): Good
Dhanu (Sagittarius): Average
Makar (Capricorn): Bad
Kumbha (Aquarius): Bad
Meena (Pisces): Good

For all the signs for which predictions are marked ‘bad’, it is recommended to perform appropriate worship. Remedies for Sun and Gayatri mantra will also be helpful.

The Eclipse’s Path

The eclipse’s annular path begins in the western part of the Central African Republic at 05:14 Universal Time (UT). The shadow then passes through Uganda, Kenya and southern Somalia, while the central line duration of annularity grows from seven to nine minutes.

The antumbra (“negative” shadow of the moon that appears when the moon is on the far side of its orbit and its umbral shadow is not long enough to reach earth) crosses the Indian Ocean for the next two hours, with its course moving from east-south-east to northeast. The greatest eclipse occurs at 07:06:33 UT when the eclipse magnitude reaches 0.9190. The eclipse path’s width is 333 kilometers (about 207 miles) and the sun is 66 degrees above the flat horizon formed by the ocean. The duration of annularity is 11 minutes and eight seconds when this occurs. This will be the longest annular duration until December 23, 3043, which is more than 1000 years ahead.

The eclipse continues northeast where it finally encounters land in the Maldive Islands at 07:26 UT. The capital city, Malé, experiences an annular phase lasting 10 minutes 45 seconds. When the antumbra reaches Asia, the central line passes directly between the southern India and northern Sri Lanka at 07:51 UT. Both regions are within the path where maximum annularity lasts 10 minutes 15 seconds. The eclipse shadow reaches then Myanmar (Burma) where the central line duration is eight minutes and 48 seconds, and the sun's altitude is 34 degrees.

The eclipse’s central line will enter China at 08:41 UT. The shadow crosses the Himalayas through the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. As mentioned earlier in this article, Chongqing will witness a duration of seven minutes 50 seconds. The antumbra's speed then increases as the duration decreases as it passes through the Shaanxi and Hubei provinces afterward. In its final moments, the antumbra travels down the Shandong peninsula and leaves earth's surface at 08:59 UT.