Solar Eclipse 2019 : Partial solar eclipse on January 5-6

Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2019 : Partial solar eclipse on January 5-6 – Surya grahan will  appear on 6 Jan 2019. It is a Partial Surya grahan. A small partial eclipse will be visible from Japan, north-east China and eastern Russia. The maximum duration is 5 minutes 01 seconds, and the path width at maximum is 108 kilometers.

Partial solar eclipse 2019 Date and Time begins Maximum eclipse ends Surya grahan

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Partial solar eclipse on Jan. 5-6

Partial solar eclipses happen when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun’s disk.

On January 5 to 6, 2019, a partial eclipse will be visible from northeast Asia and the north Pacific. A total solar eclipse will follow on July 2, and it will be visible almost exclusively over South America. Last but not least, an annular solar eclipse will occur over Saudi Arabia, India and southeast Asia on December 26, and it will appear as a partial eclipse over Asia and Australia.


Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse


The first solar eclipse of the year will be of the partial variety, which means that the moon will block only a portion of the sun. During a partial solar eclipse, it looks as though the moon is taking a “bite” out of the sun’s disk.

This eclipse will begin on January 5 at 6:34 p.m. EST (2334 GMT), when the moon will first appear to make contact with the Sun’s disk. It will start near Beijing and slowly move to northeast toward Alaska, where only the state’s westernmost islands will be able to see the eclipse before the Sun sets.

3 Phases

There are 3 distinct stages of a partial solar eclipse:

  • Partial solar eclipse begins: The Moon starts moving over the Sun’s disk.


  • Maximum eclipse : The eclipse reaches its maximum magnitude. The Moon now covers more of the Sun’s disk than at any other moment during the eclipse.


  • Partial solar eclipse ends : The Moon stops covering the Sun.



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