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Animation of Annular Solar Eclipse, January 26, 2009

The following animation shows the annular solar eclipse for January 26, 2009. The icon of the sun can be seen moving across towards the left in the animation. A white, round icon that represents the moon is seen underneath the icon of the sun.

The red part at the center of the moving shadow shows the area where the annular solar eclipse is most visible. The darkest area around it depicts where the eclipse’s visibility is 90 percent or greater. The next surrounding shaded area is where the eclipse’s visibility is 50 percent or more. The outermost area with the lightest shading shows where the eclipse’s visibility is between zero and 50 percent.

Please click on the play button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.

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