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An annular solar eclipse will occur on Jan. 15, but it will be visible in Hong Kong only as a partial eclipse, according to Hong Kong Observatory on Monday.
The partial eclipse will begin at about 3.33 p.m., reach its maximum at 4.54 p.m. and end around 6 p.m. Hong Kong time, when the sun and the moon descend below the horizon in succession.

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Two weeks after a partial lunar eclipse occurred last New Year's Day, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the Philippines on Friday, January 15, even as stargazers will have until this coming Thursday to watch the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said this year's solar eclipse will be the longest since 1992.

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The Sky Watchers' Association of North Bengal (Swan), engaged in studying several celestial phenomena including the Mercury transit and solar spot as well as in popularising the sky watching amongst the younger generation in the region, has taken exhaustive initiatives to view the monumental extra-terrestrial event known in astronomical parlance as the Annular Solar Eclipse.
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Within six months of the total solar eclipse on July 22, another celestial wonder is in the offing on January 15 an annular solar eclipse that can be viewed from the southern part of the country.
This dual phenomenon within such a short span of time won't be repeated in India in more than 150 years.

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Sri Lanka will witness a solar eclipse in over 50 years in 2010. This Annular Solar Eclipse will occur on 15th January and will be clearly visible over the Northern parts of Sri Lanka.
It will also be possible to view the eclipse from Chilaw and Trincomalee. Astronomers have predicted that the eclipse will take place between 1.20 and 1.30 p.m. and would create a grand spectacle.

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Annular Solar Eclipse of January 15 2010
This event is the first Annular Solar Eclipse of 2010 will be viewable from eastern Europe, most of Africa, Asia, and Indonesia..

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On Jan 15th 2010 at approx 13.20 hrs IST, there is a annular solar Eclipse of sun over India. The eclipse is viewable for full 10.4 min in India. The best place is Dhanushkodi in Pamban Island off Tamil Nadu coast. Dhanushkodi is now a ghost town and it is about 18 km South east from Rameshwaram and 18 Km West of Mannar Island in Ceylon.
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