The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st Century

July 20, 2009 by: Clement Nyirenda

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009 the earth will witness the longest total solar eclipse of 21st century. It will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands (Japan), Marshall Islands and Kiribati.

The maximum time of the total eclipse will be 6 minutes and 39 seconds in Southern Japan. It will remain the longest till July 13, 2132. In Japan, folks living on the Southern islands of Yaku, Amami and Akiseki will see the total eclipse for a duration of about 6 mins at 11:00. In Tokyo, we will enjoy a partial eclipse of about 70% which will start at 09:55 and be at peak at about 11:12. If you are living in Sendai, Sapporo, Kyoto etc., you may wish to take a look at the image below for more information about the partial eclipse in your location.

Solar eclipse in Japan

Solar eclipse in Japan

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Tags: Asia, China, eclipse, India, Japan, pacific, solar, Tokyo

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