January 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.
Where the eclipse could be seen
Regions that saw at least a partial eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, South/East Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
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.
When the eclipse happened worldwide
The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Jan 26 at 4:55 AM||Jan 25 at 11:55 PM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Jan 26 at 6:01 AM||Jan 26 at 1:01 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 26 at 8:00 AM||Jan 26 at 3:00 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Jan 26 at 9:53 AM||Jan 26 at 4:53 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Jan 26 at 10:59 AM||Jan 26 at 5:59 AM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2009
- Jan 26, 2009 – Annular Solar Eclipse (this page)
- 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
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 28, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse