04 January 2010

Annular Solar Eclipse January 15, 2010 [Partial Solar Eclipse in Bangalore and all parts of Karnataka]

Annular Eclipse 2010 ABAA Bangalore

After waiting for more than three decades, this month we have a chance to observe the Annular Eclipse. On January 15th, 2010 we will be able to watch the ASE from many cities in South India. Karnataka will witness the Eclipse as Partial Solar Eclipse, ABAA members will be visiting Rameshwaram which is very close to the central line to observe the event and photograph the Annular Solar Eclipse.

We all know that Annular eclipse takes place when the angular diameter of the Moon is less than that of the Sun.

We will examine the conditions of the Sun and Moon for this Eclipse.

On January 3rd Sun will be closest to Earth with approximate distance of 14,71,01,455 km and on 15th of January the Sun will have a distance of 14,71,53,269.484 km. Using the distance and diameter we can find out the angular size of the object. Distance of Sun we already know and the diameter of Sun is 1,392,000km, dividing diameter by distance and multiplying the result with 57.3 we get angular size of the Sun.

Angular size = (diameter / distance ) * 57.3

on 15th Sun will be at 14,71,53,269.484 km

the Angular size of Sun = (1,392,000/ 14,71,53,269.484) * 57.3

= 0.542 degrees

Applying the same for Moon
Diameter of Moon is 3474km and distance of Moon on 15th is 4,04,714km. Moon will be farthest from Earth on January 17th.

Angular size = (diameter / distance ) * 57.3

= (3474 / 4,04,714) * 57.3

= 0.4918 degrees

As we can see Moon's angular diameter is much smaller than that of the Sun, this results in Annular Eclipse.

Details for Bangalore(January 15, 2010 the Annular Solar Eclipse will be visible as a Partial Solar Eclipse in Bangalore, Karnataka and rest of India):
Start time : 11:17 51° 35' 47" East
Maximum : 13:17 53° 56' 21" West
End Time : 15:10 37° 50' 9" West

Sun coverage at maximum will be around 84% from Bangalore


As stated above, in all parts of Karnataka the the Eclipse will be a Partial Solar Eclipse. Below a list is given as a reference for start, maximum and end times[approximate] on January 15th 2010 for places in Karnataka.

Times in IST

Location Start Time Maximum End Time
Bidar 11:31 13:26 15:13
Gulbarga 11:27 13:27 15:11
Bijapur 11:20 13:20 15:09
Belguam 11:14 13:14 15:06
Raichur 11:24 13:24 15:12
Bagalkot 11:19 13:19 15:09
Koppal 11:18 13:18 15:10
Gadag 11:17 13:17 15:09
Dharwad 11:14 13:20 15:08
Udupi 11:08 13:15 15:06
Shimoga 11:12 13:19 15:08
Bellary 11:19 13:24 15:11
Davangere 11:14 13:21 15:09
Chitradurga 11:15 13:22 15:10
Chikmagalur 11:11 13:18 15:08
Mangalore 11:07 13:15 15:06
Hassan 11:11 13:19 15:08
Tumkur 11:15 13:22 15:10
Mercara 11:09 13:17 15:07
Mysore 11:12 13:19 15:09
Chamarajanagar 11:12 13:20 15:09
Kolar 11:18 13:25 15:12



Here are details for few cities in India


INDIA( all Times in UT)
Location Start TimeEnd TimeMaximumTotality Duration
Ahmadabad 05:57:16.2 09:33:32.607:52:21.6
Ambasamudram 05:37:05.7 09:36:28.8 07:46:08.7 08m23s
Aruppukkottai 05:40:53.1 09:38:26.1 07:49:18.8 06m58s
Bangalore 05:46:31.4 09:41:07.4 07:53:29.7
Bombay 05:46:43.5 09:34:30.4 07:48:10.7
Calcutta 06:37:15.5 09:59:05.9 08:27:34.8
Delhi 06:23:15.8 09:40:59.6 08:09:10.3
Hyderabad
05:59:24.0 09:45:17.8 08:02:00.3
Jaipur 06:15:42.8 09:39:11.3 08:04:37.8
Kanpur 06:25:18.6 09:48:12.2 08:14:56.1
Karaikkudi 05:44:19.1 09:40:04.7 07:52:05.5 07m06s
Kumbakonam 05:48:10.5 09:41:55.6 07:55:08.5 04m02s
Lucknow 06:27:28.0 09:48:58.7 08:16:22.5
Madras 05:55:32.4 09:45:13.9 08:00:40.5
Madurai 05:41:47.0 09:38:56.7 07:50:03.5 03m18s
Nagappattinam 05:49:17.7 09:42:19.8 07:55:59.5 08m00s
Nagercoil 05:35:56.2 09:35:44.9 07:45:07.1 09m51s
Nagpur 06:09:58.8 09:47:09.6 08:07:46.4
New Delhi 06:23:04.2 09:41:00.7 08:09:06.0
Palayankottai 05:38:02.4 09:36:54.5 07:46:55.5 09m05s
Patna 06:34:42.2 09:55:27.8 08:23:51.9
Pudukkottai 05:45:04.3 09:40:29.0 07:52:42.1 05m03s
Pune 05:48:34.2 09:36:47.1 07:50:44.5
Quilon 05:34:31.1 09:35:19.6 07:43:58.5
Rajapalaiyam 05:38:56.2 09:37:32.6 07:47:42.9 03m34s
Sivakasi 05:39:47.2 09:37:55.7 07:48:24.9 05m47s
Thanjavur 05:47:02.9 09:41:25.1 07:54:15.8 03m36s
Tirunelveli 05:37:57.5 09:36:52.7 07:46:51.6 08m57s
Trivandrum 05:34:47.5 09:35:20.7 07:44:11.6 07m16s
Tuticorin 05:39:32.6 09:37:35.4 07:48:09.3 09m44s
Virudunagar 05:40:35.9 09:38:20.0 07:49:05.1 05m36s
Vishakhapatnam 06:14:29.9 09:52:15.1 08:13:35.9



Here is a list of Past and Future dates of Annular Eclipse that were and will be visible from India.

1025 Nov 23rd South India

1087 Aug 01 South India

1093 Sep 23rd South India

1107 Dec 16th Middle India

1119 May 11 Middle India

1130 Oct 4th South India

1147 Oct 26th Middle India

1148 Oct 20th Middle India

1162 Jan 17th North India

1174 Nov 26th North India

1184 Nov 05th South India

1189 Feb 17th Middle India

1191 Jun 23rd Middle India

1206 Mar 11th North India

1217 Aug 04th North India

1290 Sep 05 North India

1292 Jan 21st North India

1344 Oct 7th North India

1376 Jul 17th South India

1483 May 18th North India

1474 Oct 11th North India

1517 Jun 19th South India

1528 Nov 12th Middle India

1556 Nov 02 South India

1561 Feb 14th North India

1590 Jul 31 North India

1610 Dec 15th South India

1615 March 29 South India

1644 Sep 01 North India

1665 Jan 16th Middle India

1676 Jun 11th South India

1692 Feb 17th North India

1719 Feb 19th North India

1720 Aug 4th North India

1746 Mar 22nd North India

1758 Dec 30 Middle India

1763 Apr 13th North India

1774 Mar 12th Middle India

1793 Sep 05th North India

1840 Mar 04th South India

1847 Oct 09th Middle India

1857 Sep 18th North India

1872 Jun 06th South India

1890 Jun 17th North India

1901 Nov 11th South India

1933 Aug 21st North India

1944 Jul 20th Middle India

1965 Nov 23rd North India

1976 Apr 29th North India

2010 Jan 15th Sout India

2019 Dec 26 South India

2020 Jun 21st North India

2031 May 21 South India

2074 Jan 27 South to North

2085 Jun 22nd South India



Happy Observing and Clear skies

13 comments:

  1. Very good useful and detailed info...Thanks.

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  2. very good detailed info but where is Bangalore?

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  3. bangalore is in Karnataka, india... Kausik must be exploring India... seems a NRI
    Hope this helps u Kausik

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  4. Thanks, i got detailed information about this years solar eclipse

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  6. what time will the eclipse will be seen in bangalore???

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  7. Thanks for the fantastic info...eases my job of viewing the eclipse

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  8. Really its wonderful Information..

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