Solar Eclipse January 15, 2010 in India Time – Partial Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse will be taking place on January 15, 2010 in India. Solar Eclipse Time on January 15, 2010 India time is from 11:25 AM to 3:15 PM (Indian Standard Time). This Solar eclipse is also visible in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Africa, Europe, and parts of China. Hindu Panchangs and calendars have marked this eclipse. It is not visible in USA and Canada.

In India, the path of eclipse is through Palk Strait - Between South Kerala and South Tamil Nadu and North Sri Lanka.

Maximum eclipse will be visible in Trivandrum and other regions in south Kerala and in Tirunellveli, Madurai, Thanjavur, Kannyakumari, Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi and Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. The Annular eclipse will be visible for nearly 7 to 8 minutes.

What it is an Annular Eclipse?

An annular eclipse is when the sun is visible like a ring of fire, with the moon darkening its center. The longest annular solar eclipse of the third millennium will occur on January 15, 2010. 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 Trivandrum, the annular eclipse or the ring of fire, will be for nearly 8 minutes – from 13:10:35 hrs to 13:18:08 hrs. The ring of fire will be visible for a similar duration at Dhanushkodi, Rameshwaram, Kannyakumari and other nearby regions.

Map courtesy NASA

As per traditional Hindu Astrology, the solar eclipse time on January 15 is as follows: (Indian Standard Time)

  • Partial Solar Eclipse begins - Sparsh kaal is 11:17 AM
  • Middle period – Madhya kaal is 1:18 PM
  • The eclipse ends – Moksh kaal is 3:04 PM
  • Parv or Punya Kaal is 3:47 PM

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