Thu, Jan 14, 2010
The solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 is an annular eclipse of the Sun. The annular solar eclipse will start becoming visible in India from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm.
THE SOLAR eclipse of January 15, 2010 is an annular eclipse of the Sun and also the longest solar eclipse of 21st century. The annular solar eclipse will start becoming visible in India from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm. The solar eclipse path begins in central Africa, crosses the Indian Ocean to touch the southern tip on India, and then moves on to southeast Asia, ending in southeastern China.
The maximum duration of solar eclipse will be seen in Indian Ocean region in South India for 11 minutes 10 seconds. At first the surya grahan or solar eclipse will be seen in Kanyakumari and then it will move diagonally to Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi (about 18 km South east from Rameshwaram) and then move to Kerala. It will end in the northeastern state Mizoram.
The solar eclipse is a mythical event in India. Solar eclipse 2010 is failing on the day Mauni Amavasya. Devotees take a holy dip in rivers across India on the auspicious day of Mauni Amavasya. Astrologers are advising not to watch this eclipse by pregnant women, physically weak and diseased people and kids