First partial solar eclipse of 2019 observed in parts of Asia and Pacific Ocean yesterday

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 observed in parts of Asia and Pacific Ocean yesterday

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What happens during a partial solar eclipse?

It’s an event that takes a few hours, starting from ‘first contact’ when the moon begins to move in front of the sun. It slowly takes a larger and larger ‘bite’ from the sun, until slowly moving away. On Sunday, the biggest ‘bite’ it takes is 62% as seen from Northeastern Siberia in Russia. The actual Point of Greatest Eclipse is over the Kolyma River in the Sakha region of Siberia.

The first partial solar eclipse of the year 2019 was observed yesterday in parts of Asia and over the Pacific Ocean.

The eclipse was visible after sunrise in China, North and South Korea, Japan, Russia and over the North Pacific Ocean and the Aleutian Islands, including a tiny portion of Alaska before sunset.

The phenomenon started at around 4:30am Pakistan Standard Time, although it was not visible in the country.

Yakutsk, Russia – 10:14 a.m. (57%)
Oymyakon, Russia – 11:29 a.m. (60%)
Vladivostok, Russia – 10:57 (37%)
Tokyo, Japan – 10:05 a.m. (30%)
Osaka, Japan – 09:57 a.m. (25%)
Sendai, Japan – 10:09 a.m. (35%)
Sapporo, Japan – 10:13 a.m. (43%)
Harbin, China – 08:52 a.m.  (37%)
Beijing, China – 08:34 a.m. (20%)
Shanghai, China – 08:32 a.m. (9%)
PyeongChang, North Korea – 09:46 a.m. (25%)
Seoul, South Korea – 09:45 a.m. (24%)

Between January 20 and 21, a rare super blood moon total lunar eclipse will be visible in North and South America as well as western areas in Europe and Africa, and a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in central and eastern Africa, Europe and Asia.

A total solar eclipse will be observed in Chile, Argentina and parts of the South Pacific in July.

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