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Partial Solar Eclipse 2019: Date, Time, and Places

Partial solar eclipse on January 6 is NOT safe to watch with naked eyes and one requires a particular kind of glasses.

SNS | New Delhi |

Sunday, January 6, 2019, will witness a Partial Solar Eclipse; the first one of the year 2019. The eclipse will be partial as the position of the Sun and the Moon will not be in a straight line hence the Moon will not completely cover the Sun.

But, there is some disappointment for the connoisseurs of astronomy in India as this partial solar eclipse will not be visible in the country.

Partial Solar Eclipse 2019: Date, Time, and Place:

The partial solar eclipse will take place on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

According to the Indian Standard Time (IST), the spectacle will start at around 5 am on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

It will not be visible in India, though it can be viewed from parts of Eastern Asia, Siberia, Mongolia, northeast China, Japan, and Korea, North Pacific Ocean, and southwest Alaska (North-East Asia and the Pacific Ocean).

Partial Solar Eclipse 2019 will be visible from the following places across the world:

  • Taipei—Taiwan
  • Beijing and Shanghai—China
  • Ulaanbaatar—Mongolia
  • Pyongyang—North Korea
  • Seoul—South Korea
  • Irkutsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Yakutsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Anadyr, Vladivostok, and Verkhoyansk—Russia
  • Tokyo—Japan
  • Midway and Wake Island—US Minor Outlying Islands
  • Unalaska, Adak (Alaska) —USA

Partial solar eclipse on January 6 is NOT safe to watch with naked eyes and one requires a particular kind of glasses that are available at select outlets in the market. It is highly recommended that people use special solar eclipse protection glasses to watch the partial solar eclipse.

A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only a certain portion of the Sun.