September 2006 - Eclipses

In September 2006, the lunar eclipse is on the 7th and will be visible

In India, while that of the Sun on the 22nd will not be visible.

Annular Solar Eclipse

solar eclipse september 2006

The solar eclipse on the 22nd of September, 2006 a Friday, is the 16th of the Saros144 and will be an annular one.

The second solar eclipse for the year it will be the final eclipse for the year 2006. This eclipse has a very wide path and long duration, the Sun will not be darkened as much as by a shorter-lasting eclipse; and as with any annular eclipse, this is never safe to view with the naked eye.

During its 3 hour 40 minutes flight across our planet the eclipse spends here and a half hours weeping across the south Atlantic. It will be visible in the regions covering Guyana, Surinam, French Guyana and the South Atlantic Ocean. The ending will be visible in the South west of Kerguelen Islands.

The total eclipse starts in Guyana, in South America, at 09:48:32 UT, and ends in the southern Indian Ocean at 13:31:34 UT. The maximum eclipse is at 11:40:11 UT, when the total phase will last over 7 minutes. The partial eclipse will be visible over large areas of South America, and western and southern Africa between 08:39:57 UT and 14:40:14 UT. The eclipse ends in the southern Indian Ocean at 13:28 UT.

Partial Lunar Eclipse

lunar eclipse september 2006

The lunar eclipse occurring on September 7th , 2006 will be the third eclipse and the second and last lunar one for the year 2006. This will be a partial minor eclipse. Though the penumbral phase of the eclipse would begin at 16H.42 m UT, most of the observers many not be able to detect it.

The northern limb of the Moon would dip just 6.3 minutes of arc into the dark umbral shadow of the earth making the eclipse shallow. The partial phase would last for over one and a half hour. This is due to the grazing geometry of the Moon and the umbra.

The slender partial lunar eclipse will be visible over Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. This will be quite hard to see with the naked eye, as only a thin sliver of the Moon will be in the Earth's umbral shadow the umbral magnitude is just 0.190

The partial eclipse will begin at 18:05:03 UT and end just over 1� hours later at 19:37:41 UT, with the moment of greatest eclipse at 18:51:21 UT. The penumbral phases of the eclipse begin at 16:42:23 UT and end at 21:00:20 UT; these will be visible over a slightly larger area.

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