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Solar eclipse of July 22, 2009

Solar eclipse of July 22, 2009
Type of eclipse
Gamma 0.0696
Magnitude 1.0799
Maximum eclipse
Duration 398 s (6 min 38.8 s)
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 24°12′36″N 144°06′24″E / 24.21000°N 144.10667°E / 24.21000; 144.10667
Max. width of band 258.4 km
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 23:58:18 (Jul 21)
(U1) Total begin 00:51:16
(U2) Central begin 00:54:31
Greatest eclipse 02:35:21
(U3) Central end 04:16:13
(U4) Total end 04:19:26
(P4) Partial end 05:12:25
Saros 136 (37 of 71)
Solar eclipse of July 22, 2009

The solar eclipse that will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Totality will be visible in many cities such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai, as well as over the Three Gorges Dam. A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including most of South East Asia and north-eastern Oceania.

This solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Totality will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds, with the maximum eclipse occurring in the ocean at 02:35:21 UTC about 100 km south of the Bonin Islands, southeast of Japan. The North Iwo Jima island is the landmass with totality time closest to maximum.