Solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun
10 January, 2019, 10:30
At Kodomo Yugakukan, special glasses and telescopes were made available for observing the solar eclipse.
These events bring out internet excitement: the British Daily Mail tabloid consulted an astrologer about one full moon previous year and is already breathlessly calling this event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon". This eclipse will be partially visible in many parts in India, while the shadow track can be seen from some parts in Kerala, he added.
As 2019 goes by, two lunar eclipses and three solar eclipses can be viewed. The reason this doesn't happen every month (the moon is, after all, orbiting continuously around the sun) is that the moon's orbit is generally at a slight angle relative to the Earth's orbit around the sun.
"Earth's umbral shadow will fall on to the moon, and you will see quite a bit of red on one side of the moon", says Tom Kerrs, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London and author of Moongazing: Beginners Guide to the Moon. "This is due to the way light bends around earth as it moves toward the moon".
How long the Eclipse lasts in January?
The eclipse will be partial, as the alignment between the Sun and the Moon won't be exact.
November 11: Transit of Mercury: The planet Mercury will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun during our daylight.
Those in parts of Saudi Arabia, southern India, northern Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean, and Indonesia on Boxing Day in 2019 will see a rare "Ring of Fire" annular solar eclipse. The event is, strictly speaking, a partial eclipse, but a very pretty one.
However, even some eclipse-chasers give such "minor" eclipses a miss.
Total lunar eclipse ends: 10:43 p.m. (January 20).
This partial solar eclipse is the first of six in 2019.
"In rating the sheer beauty and grandeur of solar eclipses, a partial is a three, an annular is a seven, and a total is a 1,000,000!"