Will I see be able to see the Eclipse?

The total solar eclipse on 22 July 2009 will fall along a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanma, central China and the Pacific Ocean including the Ryukyu, Marshall and Kiribati Islands.

Author: A.T. Sinclair, sunearth.gsfc.nasa.org/eclipse

Many cities like Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai as well as over the Three Gorges Dam, will get to see the total eclipse.

(See the black dot on the animation — that’s the narrow path of eclipse totality, which actually spans over 100 miles wide.)

A partial eclipse will be seen along the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbra shadow.

Depending on how far above or below you are in the penumbral shadow, you’ll catch varying degrees of a partial solar eclipse.

Cities like Dehli, KolkataBeijing, Ulan BatorSeoul, Tokyo, Osaka, TaipeiHanoi, Ho Chi MinhManila, Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur and will still be able to catch varying degrees of a partial solar eclipse.

The closer the city is to the path of totality, the more significant the partial eclipse they will experience. For instance, Chiang Mai will see a more significant partial eclipse than Bangkok because it is nearer the umbral shadow.

Cities in western India like Bangalore and Jaipur may catch only part of the eclipse as it may begin before the sun has risen in those parts.

(Click on cities to see the animation of the percentage of the partial eclipse. The animation links and the graphics below are from HM Nautical Almanac Office and the breakdown by city can be found here.)

Delhi, IndiaCalcutta, IndiaHyderabad, PakistanBeijing, ChinaHong Kong, ChinaTokyo, JapanTaipei, TaiwanSeoul, South KoreaManila, PhilippinesHanoi, VietnamChiang Mai, ThailandKuantan, Malaysia

As for the rest of the world, don’t forget that you can still watch the total solar eclipse. It’ll be shown LIVE at SunStopper.sg.


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One Response to “Will I see be able to see the Eclipse?”

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