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Flag for Central African Republic January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Bangui, Central African Republic

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Friday, January 15, 2010 at 6:17 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Bangui: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:08 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 6:17 AM

Ended: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 7:39 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 31 minutes


January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Bangui

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This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Bangui. Observers there could experience the “ring of fire” that is characteristic for this kind of solar eclipse. This was a rare and spectacular event that could only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the Moon did not move centrally in front of the Sun there and the “ring of fire” was not visible.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:58 AM Jan 156:17 AM Jan 157:39 AM Jan 15
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Local times for eclipse in Bangui on Friday, January 15, 2010

EventTime in BanguiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 5:08 AM111°East-southeast12.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseJan 15 at 5:58 AM111°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Full Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 6:15 AM111°East-southeast0.2° below
The Annular phase starts
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseJan 15 at 6:17 AM112°East-southeast3.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Full Eclipse endsJan 15 at 6:19 AM112°East-southeast4.2°
The Annular phase ends.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 15 at 7:39 AM115°East-southeast22.5°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Bangui (WAT – West Africa Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Bangui

Eclipse Visibility from BanguiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarAnnular
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Bangui, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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