Jan 10

Annular Eclipse on Southeastern Countries

Source: Wikipedia

On January 15th there was an annular eclipse, but it wasn't visible from the majority of the European territories.

Cropped image of full annular solar eclipse as seen in Bangui, Central African Republic at 05:19:04 GMT (6:19 a.m. local time). The bottom 'noise' are clouds. Source: Wikimedia; Author: Tino Kreutzer.

The eclipse was visible as only partial eclipse in much of Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It was seen as annular eclipse within a narrow stretch of 300 km (190 mi) width across Central Africa, Maldives, South Kerala (India), South Tamil Nadu (India), Sri Lanka and parts of Bangladesh, Burma and China.

This was the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium, with a maximum length of 11 mins and 7.8 seconds.

The next eclipse that will be longer than this one will occur on December 23rd, 3043. (read more)

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