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Surya Grahan in India in January 2010 – Surya Grahanam India Time – partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse, Surya Grahan, will be visible in India on January 15, 2010. According to NASA, the solar eclipse on 2010 January 15 is an Annular Eclipse. In India, it will be visible from 11:25 hrs to 15:15 hrs (Indian Standard Time) on January 15, 2010. The Surya grahanam will be visible in most of Africa, India, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and parts of China. As per traditional Hindu calendar, January 15 is an Amavasi Day.

First images of Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse at January 15, 2010

Surya or Sun at 11:19 AM on January 15 at Trivandrum, Kerala

Surya or Sun at 11:57 AM on January 15 at Trivandrum

Surya or Sun at 12:24 PM on January 15 at Trivandrum, Kerala

Surya at 12:50 PM at Trivandrum on January 15, 2010

Surya or Sun at 01:05 PM on January 15 at Trivandrum, Kerala

Surya or Sun at 01:13 PM at Trivandrum on January 15, 2010

Surya or Sun at 01:16 PM at Trivandrum on January 15, 2010

Surya or Sun at 01:24 PM at Trivandrum on January 15, 2010

You can get detail time of the eclipse in different parts of India in this article - India January 15, 2010 Eclipse Time

What is Annular Eclipse?

An annular eclipse happens when the sun is visible like a ring of fire, with the moon darkening the center of the sun. In South India in Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, the annular eclipse, or the ring of fire, will be for nearly 8 minutes – from 13:10:35 hrs to 13:18:08 hrs.

Longest Annular Eclipse of This Century

This will be the longest annular solar eclipse of the third millennium. There won’t be an annular solar eclipse longer than this one till 3043. The last annular solar eclipse visible from India was in 1976.

In India, the grahan on January 15, 2010 passes between the southern tip of India and northern Sri Lanka. Both regions lie within the path where maximum annularity lasts for 10 minutes 15 seconds. Maximum grahan will be visible in Trivandrum and other regions in south Kerala and in Tirunellveli, Rameshwaram, Kannyakumari, Dhanushkodi, Nagercoil, Madurai, Thanjavur and Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.

The annular solar eclipse will be visible in places around world in the below map provided by NASA

click on the image for a larger view

All Hindu temples remain closed during Surya Grahan and will reopen only after the Grahan is over and after conducting special pujas and rituals. On the day, Hindus also take holy dip in holy rivers like Ganga and also at Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra.

Usually, religious Hindus do not perform any work during Surya Grahan and they purify themselves by taking a bath and chant the Ashtakshara Mantra dedicated to Shri Krishna and Mahamritunjaya mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva. Ashtakshara mantra is ‘Shri Krishna ha sharnam mama.’

Caution: During Surya Grahan, there are some elements in society who take undue advantage of innocent Hindus in the name of astrology and various doshas on horoscope. Ancient Hindu saints only talk about the physical harm Surya Grahanam can create on human beings. Put the thinking cap and keep out unwanted elements who try to take undue advantage during such occasions. The only aim of such people is money.

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Dos and Donts of watching Solar Eclipse


  1. What time will it happen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?


  2. wish stars or nakshatra is affected by this grahan ? What is the remedy ?

  3. I am 5 months pregnant staying in Bahrain could you tell me the timings of eclipse in bahrain

  4. Bahrain Chandra Grahan or partial lunar eclipse on December 31, 2010 is from 21:53 to 22:53 – Bahrain local time.

    Bahrain Surya Grahan or Partial Solar Eclipse on January 15, 2010 is from 08:12:54 to 08:12:54 – local time.

  5. Please let me know the timings of Solar eclipse on January 15, 2010 in singapore

  6. Please let me know the timings of Solar eclipse on January 15, 2010 in Malaysia,Kuala Lumpur

  7. I wud like to know wat time the solar eclipse is on Jan 15 2010 considering that I'm in California (PST) & for what duration.Thanks.

  8. the surya grahan on January 15 is not visible in USA.

  9. Please inform whether Qater is having Suryagrahana? if so, time.

    Please also inform the full list of countries which gets suryagrahana

    narahari sumadhwa

  10. List the countries which are affected by Suryagrahana

  11. Please let me know the timings of Solar eclipse on January 15, 2010 in sweden

  12. Please let me know the timings of Solar eclipse on January 15, 2010 in sweden(stockholm). Please let me know. i am3 months pregnant.

  13. @Paddu the grahan on January 15, 2010 is not visible in Stockholm Sweden

  14. PLs let me know timing's for suryagrahan in USA-newyork..

  15. If surya grahan isnt visible in USA-(EST) ,,does tht mean. , thr is still grahan ,if it's thr,wht r the timing's??

  16. I read the two comments above.

    How can someone create time if it is not visible.

    I guess if you people are so particular of Solar Eclipse on January 15, 2010 in USA, then you should use the Indian time to calculate the time in your region.

  17. kindly let me know the surya grahan timings in qatar...

  18. hi,

    i am 5 and half months pregnant, please let me know the time for grahan in navi mumbai and what precaution should i take during grahan period, can i go to office or should be at home during grahan.

    plesae please let me know....

  19. Dear Abhilash,
    Surya Grahan is of prime significance in Hindu culture.
    I have read very valuable information on your website regarding the grahan on 15-Jan-10. We will follow suggested advices during grahan period as my wife is pregnant. We are staying in Abu Dhabi. But is there any residual period after Grahan? Meaning a buffer period during which the radiations are still in the environment. Or normal life can resume and pregnant ladies can go out after the grahan timings? Please advice.

  20. I am also Pregnant, living in Sydney, Australia. Can any one tell me is there any impact of this girhan in Sydney. If yes what time.

  21. Hi, My sister is pregnant.... Can anyone please tell me the the Grahan timings in the Netherland Antiles... Its lil urgent. Thanks...

  22. It is not visible in Netherland Antiles.

  23. hi..I'm in Paris. Hw abt solar eclipse in paris? What is the time?

  24. Hw abt in Paris? At what time is it in Paris?

  25. Thanks for your answers that you have given to different questioners. This help the followers of hindu religion to not to forget the culture, beleive and customs especially in the western countries.
    once again thank you verymuch for giving your precious time to share the thought of hinduism. Santi Australia

  26. what happens if you eat during this time? lunar eclipse

  27. what time is surya grahan in bahrain n at what timw time it will end


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