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Longest Solar Eclipse of 21st Century on July 22, 2009

India along with Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, central China and parts of Pacific Ocean will witness a complete solar eclipse on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.


The eclipse will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 and the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Totality will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds.

The solar eclipse will be completely visible in various places in North Eastern and Central India such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, etc. A partial eclipse will be seen in other parts also.

In the 21st century, 2001 to 2100 AD, there will be 224 solar eclipses of which the longest duration of totality will be on July 22, 2009, and the longest annular eclipse will be on January 15, 2010.

The eclipse can be viewed in the geographical area of 24.2 24°12′N 144°06′E / 24.2°N 144.1°E / 24.2; 144.1 with a span of 258 km.

Visibility Location of the Solar Eclipse


For more details visit the NASA page on July 22, 2009 Solar Eclipse

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