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Flag for Kenya January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Nairobi, Kenya

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Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Nairobi: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 7:06 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Ended: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 8 minutes


January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Nairobi

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This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Nairobi. 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

7:06 AM Jan 158:29 AM Jan 1510:14 AM Jan 15
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Local times for eclipse in Nairobi on Friday, January 15, 2010

EventTime in NairobiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 7:06 AM111°East-southeast6.3°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Full Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 8:26 AM113°East-southeast24.7°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseJan 15 at 8:29 AM113°East-southeast25.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsJan 15 at 8:33 AM113°East-southeast26.3°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 15 at 10:14 AM122°East-southeast49.0°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Nairobi (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Nairobi

Eclipse Visibility From NairobiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarAnnular
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
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