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ECLIPSES 2007 to 2010

Eclipses during 2010:
15th January - An annular eclipse of the Sun.
Visible from central Africa, the Indian Ocean and Asia.

26th June - A partial eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from the Pacific Ocean, north America, Australasia and Asia.

11th July - A total eclipse of the Sun.
Visible from the Pacific Ocean and south America.

21st December - A total eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from west Africa, Europe, the Americas, Australasia and Asia.

Eclipses during 2009:
26th January - An annular eclipse of the Sun.
Visible as a partial eclipse from the Southern Ocean, Antartica, southern Africa, the Indian Ocean, Madagascar, southern and eastern India, part of southwest Asia, Indonesia and Australia. The path of annularity begins in the Southern Ocean south of South Africa, crosses the Indain Ocean, southern Sumatra and Borneo before nding in te Celebes Sea. The maximum duration of annularity is 7 minutes 54 seconds.

9th February - A penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from north America, Australasia, Asia, eastern Europe and eastern Africa.

7th July - A penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from the Americas and Australasia.

Path of Solar Eclipse, July 2009 22nd July - A total eclipse of the Sun.
Visible as a partial eclipse from eastern Africa, Madagascar, Asia, part of Indonesia, north-eastern Australia and northern North Island of New Zealand.

The path of totality begins of the west coast of India, crosses India, the north of Burma, China, south of Japan and ends in the Pacific Ocean south of Hawaii.

The maximum duration of totality is 6 minutes 39 seconds occuring over the Pacific Ocean. This eclipse belongs to the SAROS 136 series which produced the longest duration total solar eclipses of the twentieth century. Saros 136 is now past its best with the eclipses of 8th June 1937, 20th June 1955 and 30th June 1973, all over 7 minutes long at their peak. The 6 minute+ era of this Saros ends with the total solar eclipses of 2nd August 2027 and 12th August 2045.

6th August - A penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from western Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

31st December - A partial eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from Austalasia, the Indian Ocean, Africa, Europe, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska and part of eastern Brazil. At maximum eclipse only 8% of the Moon┤s surface is obscured.

Eclipses during 2008:
7th February - An annular eclipse of the Sun.
Visible as a partial eclipse from New Zealand, western South Pacific and south-eastern Australia. The path of annularity begins in the South Pacific and ends in Antartica.

21st February - A total eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from central and western Asia, the western Indian Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland, Greenland and the Americas.

1st August - A total eclipse of the Sun.
Visible as a partial eclipse from north-east Canada, Greenland, northern Europe and Asia. Totality starts north of mainland Canada, crosses northern Greenland, central Russia, western Mongolia and finishes in China.

16th August - A partial eclipse of the Moon.
Visible from Australasia, Asia, the Indian Ocean, Antartica, Europe, Africa, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, southern Greenland, north-east North America, southern Central America and South America. At maximum eclipse, 81% of the Moon┤s surface is obscured.

Eclipses during 2007:
3rd/4th March - A total eclipse of the Moon.
This will be visible from start to finish from Europe, the British Isles, Africa and western Asia. The eclipse begins on the 3rd at 20.16 UT, enters the umbra at 21.30 UT, and begins totality at 22.44 UT. Mid-eclipse is at 23.21 UT, totality ends at 23.58 UT and the Moon leaves the umbra at 1.12 UT with the eclipse ending at 2.25 UT on the 4th. During this eclipse the Moon passes just to the north of the centre of Earth┤s shadow.

During totality, the spring constellations will be well placed for viewing and a number of bright stars will be visible. Spica is 40║ southeast of the eclipsed Moon and Arcturus 49║ to the northeast. Saturn will shine at magnitude +0.8 about 24║ northwest of the Moon near the western border of Leo.

19th March - A partial eclipse of the Sun.
This eclipse is not visible in Europe or the British Isles. It will be visible from most of Asia and the Arctic Ocean.

28th August - A total eclipse of the Moon.
This eclipse is centred on the mid-Pacific with mid-eclipse at 10.37 UT. The whole eclipse will be visible from New Zealand and many Pacific Islands, whilst the western coast of America will see the start and the eastern coast of Asia will see the end.

11th September - A partial eclipse of the Sun.
This will be visible from central and southern parts of south America, and part of Antarctica.

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