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 Was 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 the partial eclipse begin||Jan 26 at 04:56||Jan 25 at 11:56 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Jan 26 at 06:02||Jan 26 at 1:02 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 26 at 08:02||Jan 26 at 3:02 am|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Jan 26 at 09:54||Jan 26 at 4:54 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jan 26 at 11:00||Jan 26 at 6:00 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 in Your City
Eclipses in 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 / Jan 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse