Solar Eclipse will be visible worldwide on Jan 26th 2009



The solar eclipse will be visible across the world on January 26. The Solar Eclipse will begin at 10.26 am and ends at 4.30 pm on Monday passing through various stages. At its greatest phase, the eclipse will be 92.9 per cent and last for 7.51 minutes.

On Jan 26 th, Monday, as India is celebrating its Republic day some parts of the country will be witnessing partial phase of annular solar eclipse, the first in the year. The first city that would begin to witness the Solar eclipse is Kanyakumari at 2.08 pm and the last city is Port Blair to witness the solar eclipse at 2.17 pm and will continue to witness till its end at 4.25 pm.

The annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly inline but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun. Hence the sun appears as a very bright ring or annulus surrounding the outline of the Moon.

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