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Flag for Cocos Islands January 26, 2009 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Bantam, Cocos Islands

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Monday, January 26, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Bantam: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Ended: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes


January 26, 2009 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Bantam

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Animation: How the Annular Solar Eclipse Looked

This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Bantam. 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

2:25 PM Jan 263:56 PM Jan 265:12 PM Jan 26
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Local times for eclipse in Bantam on Monday, January 26, 2009

EventTime in BantamDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 26 at 2:25 PM254°West-southwest57.9°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsJan 26 at 3:53 PM256°West-southwest37.1°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseJan 26 at 3:56 PM256°West-southwest36.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsJan 26 at 3:58 PM256°West-southwest36.0°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 26 at 5:12 PM254°West-southwest18.5°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Bantam (CCT – Cocos Islands Time).

Eclipses visible in Bantam

Eclipse Visibility from BantamVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarAnnular
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Bantam, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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