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The First Annular Solar Eclipse of 2009 on January 26th

The first solar eclipse of 2009 occurs on January 26th 2009. This eclipse is termed as annular eclipse as it forms a ring shape. The annular eclipse will be visible from a wide track that traverses the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much larger path of the Moon’s shadow, which includes the southern third of Africa, Madagascar, Australia except Tasmania, southeast India, Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

Annular solar eclipsePenumbral lunar eclipse

This is the 50th eclipse of Saros 131. The Saros cycle is an eclipse cycle with a period of about 18 years 11 days 8 hours (approximately 6585⅓ days) that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. The first annular eclipse of Saros 131 occurred on 1720 Aug 04.  This eclipse will be visible from Bangalore, Calcutta and Chennai in India and many other Southeast Asian countries and will last for almost 1.30 hours.

Apart from this, there would be 4 lunar eclipses and a total solar eclipse in 2009 and the details are given in the table below.

Eclipse Name Date of visibility
Lunar Eclipse Feb 09 2009
Lunar Eclipse July 07 2009
total Solar Eclipse July 22 2009
Lunar Eclipse August 06 2009
Partial Lunar Eclipse December 31 2009

Source : NASA

132 Comments on The First Annular Solar Eclipse of 2009 on January 26th

  1. umer
    February 9, 2009 at 8:16 pm (11 years ago)

    what time the lunar eclipse today in philippines

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  2. Suku
    February 9, 2009 at 7:43 pm (11 years ago)

    This is confusing. so many people saying that the eclipse can be seen in the afternoon in India,

    whereas this page :
    http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/02/chandra-grahan-time-lunar-eclipse.html states differently.

    India
    Delhi – From 18:09 to 22:08
    Mid Eclipse will be at 20:08 (local time)

    “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”

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  3. rai
    February 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Will Lunar eclipse of 9th Feb 2009, be visible from Ahmedabad? What is the timing?

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  4. Babita Shetty
    February 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm (11 years ago)

    what is the timing of lunar eclipse in kuwait

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  5. Babita Shetty
    February 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm (11 years ago)

    hi my friend is pregnant pls inform me the timing of Lumar Eclipse in Kuwait

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  6. daisy
    February 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm (11 years ago)

    What is the timing of eclipse in kuwait today. Please reply ASAP.

    Thanks in Advance

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  7. Mazharuddin Ansari
    February 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi,

    What is the timing of eclipse in United Arab Emirates. Please reply ASAP.

    Thanks in Advacne

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  8. haresh
    February 9, 2009 at 1:44 am (11 years ago)

    is the eclipse on 9th feb 2009 visible in carribean island named CURACAO N ARUBA.

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  9. Swathi
    February 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm (11 years ago)

    I want to know the exact time span for the lunar eclipse of 9th Feb ‘09 in Bangalore

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  10. daisy
    February 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm (11 years ago)

    what time is the eclipse in kuwait on 9 th feb 2009. my friend is pregnant.

    thanks

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  11. daisy
    February 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm (11 years ago)

    what time is the eclipse in kuwait on 9 th feb 2009. my friend is pregnant

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  12. Ruchi
    February 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm (11 years ago)

    Does someone know the exact timings of the eclipse in Bangalore.
    The details provided in the above link give generic conversion of UT into IST, but is not region /place specific.

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  13. Maria
    February 4, 2009 at 2:34 pm (11 years ago)

    What time is the Lunar eclipse on 9th Feb ’09
    Thanks

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    • Suganya
      February 4, 2009 at 4:57 pm (11 years ago)

      The details about the lunar eclipse on 9th Feb 2009 is available here

      Reply
  14. syed
    January 27, 2009 at 11:42 pm (11 years ago)

    is there any effect of lunar eclipse in uae on 9 feb 2009.plz let me know the timings of lunar eclipse.

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    • Suganya
      January 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm (11 years ago)

      @Syed,
      Details about the lunar eclipse on feb 09th 2009 is available here

      Reply
  15. rajsekar
    January 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm (11 years ago)

    is it true that if there are two eclipses within a short span of one month it will lead to natural calamities.like volcanic eruptions, sunamies etc.,..

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  16. imarku
    January 26, 2009 at 3:10 pm (11 years ago)

    not visible in cebu city philippines… wrong info

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  17. Saravanan
    January 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm (11 years ago)

    i think Mr Krishna is right. It is between 2:30 PM and 4:05 PM

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  18. jagan
    January 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm (11 years ago)

    fast really see there in youtube……

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  19. jagan
    January 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Watch the Solar Eclipse January 26 2009 Video From You Tube

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  20. jagan
    January 26, 2009 at 2:57 pm (11 years ago)

    in india when will the eclipse occur tel me exact time, plz

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  21. himika
    January 26, 2009 at 2:41 pm (11 years ago)

    the solar eclipts is visiable in bangalore.

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  22. raza
    January 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm (11 years ago)

    what time the solar eclipse be visble in dubai on 26 jan

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  23. ayush khandelwal
    January 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm (11 years ago)

    What is d timing of solar eclipse in kolkata at 26th January?

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  24. somasunder
    January 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm (11 years ago)

    The informations are useful. Surprised to know so many are interested to know whether their area comes under eclipse and the timings of the eclipse.
    I saw the NASA site on eclipse and it was informative. Best wishes

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  25. krishnan
    January 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Dubai timimg is 17:25 to 21:36

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  26. david
    January 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm (11 years ago)

    is there a live streaming video of the eclipse?

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  27. Nagi
    January 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Can I see watch the eclipse on 26th January ’09 from Hyderabad? Is this partial or total Solar eclipse? How safe is it to watch naked eye? Can anyone publise more info on Annular eclipse? How many types of eclipses are there till now? Can we have an eclipse when a blackhole passes between the path of the Sun and the Earth? Thank you all.

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  28. Prabhakar
    January 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm (11 years ago)

    I am at Ratnagiri. At what tine there is a SPARSHYA and MOKSHA of Solar Eclipse if viewed from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra?

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  29. krish
    January 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm (11 years ago)

    hi, will the eclipse be seen in dubai. if so at wht time suganya.

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  30. Hofd
    January 26, 2009 at 10:38 am (11 years ago)

    When will the eclipse occur on 26th Jan in calcutta

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  31. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 10:12 am (11 years ago)

    @neha,
    The eclipse is not visible in Delhi

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  32. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 10:12 am (11 years ago)

    @Riya,
    The eclipse is visible in Shangai,China at 5.21 pm today.

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  33. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 10:09 am (11 years ago)

    @Smita
    The eclipse is not visible in Queensland,Australia

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  34. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 10:08 am (11 years ago)

    @Hasnain ,
    Yes the eclipse is not visible in Karachi.

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  35. mrs syed
    January 26, 2009 at 10:02 am (11 years ago)

    is solar eclipse in uae also

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  36. neha
    January 26, 2009 at 9:27 am (11 years ago)

    please tell me when the eclipse is visible in delhi..please reply asap thanks

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  37. riya
    January 26, 2009 at 9:16 am (11 years ago)

    suganya,pls i am awaiting ur reply.

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  38. riya
    January 26, 2009 at 9:11 am (11 years ago)

    suganya,awaiting u`r reply soon.pls

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  39. riya
    January 26, 2009 at 7:40 am (11 years ago)

    pls let me know at what time the solar eclipse will occur in china-shanghai?

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  40. smita
    January 26, 2009 at 5:27 am (11 years ago)

    could u tell me what time eclipes is visible in australia queensland??

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  41. Hasnain
    January 26, 2009 at 3:39 am (11 years ago)

    U sure in karachi there is no solar eclipse? As i saw on net few sites showing it inkarachi. please tell me exact time of start and end if somebody knows….

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  42. Priya
    January 26, 2009 at 3:28 am (11 years ago)

    Hi,
    The eclipse will not be visible in the middle east, so dont worry pregnant women. I am alos One and in my 7th month, residing in Middle east. cheer up.

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  43. prakash
    January 26, 2009 at 1:41 am (11 years ago)

    THANKS A LOT……….

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  44. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 1:38 am (11 years ago)

    @Prakash,
    The eclipse is not visible in Poland.

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  45. prakash
    January 26, 2009 at 1:31 am (11 years ago)

    hi suganya pls reply is it visible in europe ?????????
    POLAND
    AWAITING FOR UR REPLY

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  46. prakash
    January 26, 2009 at 1:26 am (11 years ago)

    hello
    is this eclipse visible in europe (poland)
    please reply…………

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  47. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 1:25 am (11 years ago)

    @Ashok,
    The eclipse is not visible in Karchi

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  48. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 1:14 am (11 years ago)

    @Pardeep ,
    In Sydney, Australia, the eclipse occurs between 7.42 pm and 7.59 pm

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  49. Suganya
    January 26, 2009 at 1:08 am (11 years ago)

    @anamika
    The eclipse is not visible in Mumbai.

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  50. Ashok
    January 26, 2009 at 12:49 am (11 years ago)

    Hi, will the Solar eclipse on 26, Jan 2009 appear in Karachi and the areas arround.

    Reply

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