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The solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 was an annular eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 0.9190.
It was the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium, and the longest until December 23, 3043, with a maximum length of 11 minutes, 7.8 seconds.

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Solar eclipse seen from space

People across Africa and Asia marvelled at the solar eclipse that took place on 15 January. At the same time it was being recorded from orbit - by ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2.
The small satellite is demonstrating new space technologies but also hosts scientific instruments to monitor the Sun and space weather. Proba-2's SWAP (Sun Watcher using APS detectors and imaging processing) instrument acquired the images used to produce this animation.

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The once-in-a-lifetime celestial treat on Friday absorbed the Nepali skygazers throughout the day as they paid no attention to anything else but the much-awaited annular solar eclipse.
The solar eclipse was the longest of any other annular solar eclipses to show up in the 21st century. Astronomers said that the last annular eclipse seen from Nepal was on November 23, 1965 and the next one to be witnessed would be on 17 February, 2064.

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A team of astronomers today photographed the millennium's longest annular solar eclipse using three telescopes from this western coastal town of Kerala, located on the edge of the eclipse path.
As the moon started covering the sun, astronomers tried to capture the special phenomenon during the eclipse nicknamed 'Baily's Beads' from this town.

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Solar eclipse, whose visibility was long and clear in Kerala, turned out to be a "solar festival" not only for scientists but also for the people at large.
A large number of people including children turned up to witness the rare spectacle of the century across the state where special arrangements were made for viewing the celestial phenomenon.
The eclipse started becoming visible here and the adjoining areas at 11.30 am.

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