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Flag for India March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:13 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Varanasi: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 5:33 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 6:13 AM

Ended: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes


March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Varanasi

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The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Varanasi, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:13 AM Mar 96:13 AM Mar 96:47 AM Mar 9
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Local times for eclipse in Varanasi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

EventTime in VaranasiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 9 at 5:33 AM90°East9.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseMar 9 at 6:13 AM94°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 9 at 6:13 AM94°East0.2° below
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 9 at 6:47 AM98°East6.9°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Varanasi (IST – India Standard 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 and Transits Visible in Varanasi

Eclipse Visibility From VaranasiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
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