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Flag for Sri Lanka January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Jaffna, Sri Lanka

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Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Jaffna: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Ended: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


January 15, 2010 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Jaffna

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This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Jaffna. 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

11:17 AM Jan 151:24 PM Jan 153:11 PM Jan 15
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Local times for eclipse in Jaffna on Friday, January 15, 2010

EventTime in JaffnaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 11:17 AM154°South-southeast55.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsJan 15 at 1:19 PM206°South-southwest55.8°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseJan 15 at 1:24 PM207°South-southwest55.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsJan 15 at 1:29 PM209°South-southwest54.7°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 15 at 3:11 PM234°Southwest37.8°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Jaffna (IST – India Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Jaffna

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