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Partial Solar Eclipse 06/01/2019

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Partial Solar Eclipse January 2011. Credit: Universitat de Barcelona

A partial solar eclipse will occur on January the 6th. The eclipse will be visible from northeast Asia and north Pacific.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun and the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth. From the Earth, the Moon and the Sun have almost the same diameter. Moreover, due to the distance variations between the Moon and the Earth, Moon can be seen from the Earth bigger or smaller than the Sun. This gives as a result the three types of eclipses: total, partial or annular.

A partial eclipse occurs when the Moon is not completely aligned with the Earth and the Moon. Part of the Earth is inside the shadow caused by the Moon, The Moon's shadow actually has two parts: Penumbra, that is the faint outer shadow, and the Umbra, the dark inner shadow. When only the Moon's penumbral shadow strikes Earth, we see a partial eclipse of the Sun from that region. All solar eclipses begin as partial as the Moon shadow is moving up to its maximum.

Two eclipses apart from this will occur during 2019. One of them, a Total one, on July, 2nd 2019, it will be visible as total eclipse from south Pacific, Chile, Argentina and as a partial one from south Pacific and South America. The other eclipse will happen on December 26th, and will be visible as an annular eclipse from Saudi Arabia, India, Sumatra, Borneo, and as a partial one from Asia and Australia.

The last total Solar eclipse occurred on August 21st 2017 from North America and the North of South America.


The partial eclipse will be an interesting spectacle for observers from north-east China, Japan, and eastern Russia.

  • Maximum 01:41:27 UT
  • Magnitude: 0.7146
  • Contacts with penumbra:
    • P1: 23:34:07
    • P4: 03:48:49



Data calculated by Eclipsi2 App

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