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Partial solar eclipse on January 6 2019 (Japan)

partial solar eclipse January 6, 2019 (Japan)
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 Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, January 6, 2019. (Local time Asia/Tokyo)

Moonrise to moonset9h21m
Distance to the center of the Sun147,099,647 km
Distance to the center of Earth400,927 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)0.2%
Lunar phasewaning
Current zodiac sign the MoonCapricorn ♑
Moon age (days past new moon)29.1

Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a solar eclipse will occur on January 6, 2019 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in Japan 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
TokyoYes Partial
AichiYes Partial
AkitaYes Partial
AomoriYes Partial
ChibaYes Partial
EhimeYes Partial
FukuiYes Partial
FukuokaYes Partial
FukushimaYes Partial
GifuYes Partial
GunmaYes Partial
HiroshimaYes Partial
HokkaidoYes Partial
HyogoYes Partial
IbarakiYes Partial
IshikawaYes Partial
IwateYes Partial
KagawaYes Partial
KagoshimaYes Partial
KanagawaYes Partial
KochiYes Partial
KumamotoYes Partial
KyotoYes Partial
MieYes Partial
MiyagiYes Partial
MiyazakiYes Partial
NaganoYes Partial
NagasakiYes Partial
NaraYes Partial
NiigataYes Partial
OitaYes Partial
OkayamaYes Partial
OkinawaYes Partial
OsakaYes Partial
SagaYes Partial
SaitamaYes Partial
ShigaYes Partial
ShimaneYes Partial
ShizuokaYes Partial
TochigiYes Partial
TokushimaYes Partial
TottoriYes Partial
ToyamaYes Partial
WakayamaYes Partial
YamagataYes Partial
YamaguchiYes Partial
YamanashiYes 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 67.4N and longitude 153.6E, on 2019-01-06 at 01:42:38 (UT).

Date (UT)2019-01-06
Time (UT)01:42:38
Sun alt.0
Sun azi.178
Path width
Central Dur.

Eclipse schedule in Japan

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the partial solar eclipse of January 6, 2019 in Japan. 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  

Event datePartial eclipse startsSun Alt.Total eclipse startsMax. eclipseSun Alt.AzimuthTotal eclipse endsEnds partial eclipseSun Alt.Mag.Obs.
Tokyo (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:43:4617-10:05:5527154-11:36:22320.42129.9%
Aichi (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:41:3316-10:00:1426150-11:27:42320.39527.2%
Akita (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:44:0515-10:09:0124156-11:41:50280.48736.7%
Aomori (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:45:0014-10:10:5423157-11:44:20270.50638.7%
Chiba (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:44:1318-10:06:4727154-11:37:33320.42330%
Ehime (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:39:3114-09:51:4624144-11:12:48320.34222.2%
Fukui (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:3915-09:59:1825149-11:26:50310.40628.4%
Fukuoka (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:38:3712-09:47:2523141-11:04:41310.31820%
Fukushima (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:44:1716-10:08:3626156-11:40:55300.45933.7%
Gifu (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:41:1516-09:59:5726150-11:27:28320.39927.6%
Gunma (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:43:0517-10:05:0926153-11:35:39310.42930.7%
Hiroshima (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:38:5613-09:51:2624144-11:12:46310.3522.9%
Hokkaido (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:47:1414-10:14:3922159-11:48:49240.54242.6%
Hyogo (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:1415-09:56:1825147-11:21:18320.37625.4%
Ibaraki (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:44:1617-10:07:2727155-11:38:46310.43431.1%
Ishikawa (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:5215-10:00:2925150-11:28:56300.41929.6%
Iwate (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:45:2116-10:11:1825157-11:44:47280.48936.9%
Kagawa (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:39:4914-09:54:0325145-11:17:11320.35923.8%
Kagoshima (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:3014-09:46:2824140-11:00:27320.28116.7%
Kanagawa (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:43:4017-10:05:2627153-11:35:34320.41629.4%
Kochi (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:0015-09:52:5125145-11:14:28320.34322.3%
Kumamoto (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:39:2213-09:47:2823141-11:03:56320.30618.9%
Kyoto (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:3815-09:57:4725148-11:23:49320.38526.3%
Mie (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:41:2016-09:59:0626149-11:25:42320.38526.3%
Miyagi (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:44:5116-10:09:5925157-11:42:54290.47135%
Miyazaki (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:2414-09:48:1025141-11:04:09330.29517.9%
Nagano (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:42:1016-10:03:2625152-11:33:19310.42830.6%
Nagasaki (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:39:0813-09:46:0223140-11:01:08310.29818.2%
Nara (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:4915-09:57:4226148-11:23:28320.3825.8%
Niigata (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:42:5115-10:05:5125154-11:37:11290.45433.2%
Oita (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:39:2114-09:49:1724142-11:07:47320.32220.3%
Okayama (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:39:3614-09:54:1224146-11:17:43310.36624.4%
Okinawa (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:50:1617-09:39:1625135-10:32:59330.1436.2%
Osaka (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:3615-09:57:0825148-11:22:34320.37825.6%
Saga (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:38:5113-09:47:0223141-11:03:37310.31119.3%
Saitama (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:43:4017-10:05:5627154-11:36:32320.42530.2%
Shiga (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:5015-09:58:3025149-11:25:02320.38926.7%
Shimane (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:38:3913-09:52:2423144-11:15:06300.36724.6%
Shizuoka (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:42:4717-10:02:5927152-11:31:46320.40228%
Tochigi (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:43:4417-10:06:3926154-11:37:49310.43631.4%
Tokushima (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:1715-09:55:0025146-11:18:34320.3623.8%
Tottori (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:39:2514-09:55:1324146-11:20:00310.38226%
Toyama (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:41:1915-10:01:3425151-11:30:35300.42330.1%
Wakayama (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:40:3615-09:56:1626147-11:20:47320.36724.6%
Yamagata (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:44:1016-10:08:3825156-11:41:05290.46634.5%
Yamaguchi (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:38:3813-09:49:3623142-11:09:17310.33821.8%
Yamanashi (UTC 9)2019-01-0608:42:4617-10:03:4427152-11:33:13320.41429.1%

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 January 6, 2019 in Tokyo (UTC 9), an eclipse of type partial solar eclipse will start at 08:43:46, the maximum eclipse will occur at 10:05:55 when the Sun reaches an altitud of 27° and azymuth of 154°;this event will come to an end at 11:36:22 and will have a magnitud of 0.421 (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 0.299 (the fraction of the Sun obscured).

In Okinawa, for example, due to the small fraction of the Sun obscured by the Moon (6.2%), this eclipse will not be very obvious.

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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