Jan 26, 2009 Annular Solar Eclipse
The year 2009 features a range of eclipses, starting with an annular solar eclipse on January 26. This particular eclipse is visible from an area that covers the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia.
What the eclipse would look like near the maximum point
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like in near the maximum point of the eclipse (weather permitting).
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- South/East Asia
- South/East Africa
- Indian Ocean
Annular eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands), South Africa
- Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
- Bogor, Java, Indonesia
- Serang, Banten, Indonesia
- Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
- Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
- Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
- Pangkal Pinang, Bangka-Belitung, Indonesia
- Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
- Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
- Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
- Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
- Gorontalo, Gorontalo, Indonesia
- Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
- Singapore, Singapore
- Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
When the eclipse happens worldwideThe eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Jan 26 at 4:56 AM||Jan 25 at 11:56 PM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Jan 26 at 6:02 AM||Jan 26 at 1:02 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 26 at 8:02 AM||Jan 26 at 3:02 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Jan 26 at 9:54 AM||Jan 26 at 4:54 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Jan 26 at 11:00 AM||Jan 26 at 6:00 AM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses viewable in Washington DC.
The eclipse's path
The eclipse can be seen in the southern third of Africa, Madagascar, many parts of Australia (except Tasmania), south-east India, and south-east Asia and Indonesia.
According to Harrington (1997), the cities of Kotabumi and Telukbetung in Indonesia experience more than six minutes of annularity while Krakatoa (or Krakatau), which is closer to the shadow’s edge, experiences less than five minutes of annularity. The town of Sampit, in Indonesia’s central Kalimantan province, and Samarinda, the capital of the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan, witness a lopsided ring-of-fire sunset eclipse as they are located near the southern extreme of annularity.
Eclipses during year 2009
- Jan 26, 2009 Annular Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
- Feb 9, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 7, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 21 - Jul 22, 2009 Total Solar Eclipse
- Aug 5 - Aug 6, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 31, 2009 Partial Lunar Eclipse
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