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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

This is the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium, and the longest until December 23, 3043, with a maximum length of 11 mins and 7.8 seconds. (The solar eclipse of January 4, 1992 was longer, at 11 minutes, 41 seconds, occurring in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

After 108 years it just Happened.

Sounion, Greece. Jan. 15, 2010
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Manila Philippines
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Manila Bay, Philippines
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Dehkade, Karaj, Iran
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Weishan Lake, Shandong, China
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Bükk mountains of Hungary
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Degania A, Israel
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Lijiang, China
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Kerman, Iran
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Sizihwan, Kaoshung City, Taiwan
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Esfahan, Iran
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Solar eclipse Jan 15, 2010 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

A view of a partial solar eclipse over Gaza City.
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Bagan, Myanmar
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Rawalpindi, Pakistan A crescent on the minaret of a mosque is reflected in the eclipse
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Kaifeng, China
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Bangkok, Thailand The moon starts its path across the sun, obscuring a portion of it.
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

The best place to view the eclipse from India is Dhanushkodi in Pamban Island off Tamil Nadu coast.
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Best Place to watch the eclipse of 2010 in India: Dhanushkodi in Pamban Island off Tamil Nadu coast
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

Solar eclipse 2010 in India on Jan 15, Fire Ring event once in a blue moon
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse of the Millennium January 15, 2010

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