Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Total Solar Eclipse: July 22, 2009

Total Solar Eclipse will happen on July 22, 2009 and it is the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century . Astronomers said it will last for 6 minutes, 39 seconds.

According to source:
  • The July 22, 2009, total solar eclipse begins at sunrise in India, and from there the Moon's shadow zips across eastern Asia. The track crosses China for much of the morning before leaving the mainland near Shanghai. Observers just south of this city will experience nearly 6 minutes of totality. The track then moves out over the Pacific Ocean. Maximum eclipse occurs about 195 miles east of Iwo Jima, where observers will see the Sun disappear for 6 minutes and 39 seconds.

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