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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse that will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 that 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, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. China will be the only country where this solar eclipse can be seen in its totality.*

 This solar eclipse is 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…*

 

 

source: wikipedia – Solar eclipse of July 22, 2009 

photo credit: via flickr

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