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Partial solar eclipse on March 9 2016 (India)

partial solar eclipse March 9, 2016 (India)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Delhi, India on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Local time Asia/Kolkata)

Moonrise to moonset12h12m
Moonrise06:40
Moonset18:52
Distance to the center of the Sun148,548,152 km
Distance to the center of Earth367,285 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)0.1%
Lunar phasewaning
Current zodiac sign the MoonPisces ♓
Moon age (days past new moon)29.2


Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a solar eclipse will occur on March 9, 2016 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in India from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?Phase
DelhiYes Partial
Andhara PradeshYes Partial
AssamYes Partial
BangalaYes Partial
BiharYes Partial
ChandigarhNo-
ChhattisgarhYes Partial
GujaratNo-
HaryanaNo-
IndiaNo-
Jammu and KashmirNo-
KarnatakaYes Partial
KeralaYes Partial
Madhya PradeshYes Partial
MaharashtraYes Partial
ManipurYes Partial
MegahalayaYes Partial
OrissaYes Partial
PondisheriYes Partial
PunjabNo-
RajasthanNo-
Tamil NaduYes Partial
TripuraYes Partial
Uttar PradeshYes Partial
UttaranchalYes Partial

Information about this eclipse

partial solar eclipse This is an animated image which shows the shadow of the moon and its path on the map during the solar eclipse. Only the regions shaded by the moon may view this partial solar eclipse. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of partial solar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on image to enlarge it).

Information of the Greatest Eclipse

Information of the Greatest Eclipse

This image shows the moments of external and internal contacts with the Moon's penumbra (and Moon's umbra when applicable) as well as the horizon and geocentric coordinates of the Sun and the Moon as well as the place and moment of the greatest eclipse. Some of the information from the image has been condensed in the following table. Please regard that the information in the following table applies only to the place of maximum eclipse, latitude 10.1N and longitude 148.8E, on 2016-03-09 at 01:58:19 (UT).

Date (UT)2016-03-09
Time (UT)01:58:19
Latitude10.1N
Longitude148.8E
Gamma0.2609
Magnitude1.045
Saros130
Sun alt.75
Sun azi.162
Path width155
Central Dur.04m09s

Eclipse schedule in India

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the partial solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 in India. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Sun Alt.: Excellent  Good  Low  Too low  

CityDetails
Event datePartial eclipse startsSun Alt.Total eclipse startsMax. eclipseSun Alt.AzimuthTotal eclipse endsEnds partial eclipseSun Alt.Mag.Obs.
Delhi (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:40(r)0(r)-06:40(r)0(r)095-06:44:3110.039(r)0.9%
Andhara Pradesh (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:20(r)0(r)-06:20(r)0(r)095-06:48:2370.36(r)24.7%
Assam (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0905:37:170-06:13:168099-06:51:34160.20110.6%
Bangala (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0905:47(r)0(r)-06:08:555097-06:50:46140.26115.5%
Bihar (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:04(r)0(r)-06:10:291095-06:47:4090.21511.6%
Chhattisgarh (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:16(r)0(r)-06:16(r)0(r)095-06:48:2070.313(r)20.1%
Karnataka (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:39(r)0(r)-06:39(r)0(r)094-06:47:3620.126(r)5.3%
Kerala (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:38(r)0(r)-06:38(r)0(r)094-06:47:0320.143(r)6.4%
Madhya Pradesh (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:33(r)0(r)-06:33(r)0(r)095-06:46:5230.146(r)6.6%
Maharashtra (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:37(r)0(r)-06:37(r)0(r)095-06:47:3920.133(r)5.7%
Manipur (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0905:33:330-06:12:009099-06:53:10180.23213.1%
Megahalaya (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0905:42(r)0(r)-06:11:456098-06:50:49150.21711.8%
Orissa (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:07(r)0(r)-06:07(r)0(r)095-06:49:0990.358(r)24.5%
Pondisheri (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:24(r)0(r)-06:24(r)0(r)094-06:47:4660.354(r)24.1%
Tamil Nadu (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:29(r)0(r)-06:29(r)0(r)094-06:47:2040.276(r)16.8%
Tripura (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0905:40(r)0(r)-06:09:366098-06:52:03160.2615.4%
Uttar Pradesh (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:25(r)0(r)-06:25(r)0(r)095-06:45:4140.16(r)7.6%
Uttaranchal (UTC 5.5)2016-03-0906:32(r)0(r)-06:32(r)0(r)095-06:43:1620.078(r)2.6%

if present, (r) means the eclipse is in progress at sunrise, while (s) means the eclipse is in progress at sunset.

You can read the table above as follows: On March 9, 2016 in Delhi (UTC 5.5), an eclipse of type partial solar eclipse will start at 06:40(r), the maximum eclipse will occur at 06:40(r) when the Sun reaches an altitud of 0(r)° and azymuth of 095°;this event will come to an end at 06:44:31 and will have a magnitud of 0.039(r) (the magnitude of an eclipse is the ratio of the apparent size of the Moon to the apparent size of the Sun during an eclipse) and an obscurity of 0.009(r) (the fraction of the Sun obscured).

In Delhi, for example, due to the small fraction of the Sun obscured by the Moon (0.9%), this eclipse will not be very obvious.

your city is not listed?

To obtain eclipse information for a particular city, you may load the interactive world map. In addition, the world map shows the path of totality and the coordinates of the greatest eclipse. (Due to some limitations, this map may sometimes not load)

Protect your eyes

Observers must be very careful while viewing the solar eclipse. Our advice is to never look at the Sun with the naked eye.For safety, you must always use sunglasses, telescopes and binoculars with special filters. Never use these equipments without protection as the Sun's ultraviolet and infrared light may harm your eyes or cause blindness if you look at the Sun directly.

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