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Eclipse visible in Chongqing – January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Chongqing

This annular solar eclipse is fully visible in Chongqing.

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

More about the January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chongqing on Friday, January 15, 2010

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in ChongqingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 3:21 PM218°Southwest29.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 4:47 PM234°Southwest15.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseJan 15 at 4:51 PM234°Southwest15.2° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsJan 15 at 4:54 PM235°Southwest14.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 15 at 6:07 PM245°West-southwest1.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Chongqing (CST - China Standard Time).

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Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 19, 2007SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2009SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9 / Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2009SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 15, 2010SolarAnnularAnnularEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10 / Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 21, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28 / Nov 29, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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