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Summary: On January 15, 2010, the Moon passed directly in front of the sun, producing a "ring of fire" annular eclipse over a broad swath of the Indian Ocean and surrounding lands. [animated map]

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Big Mic,
Hong Kong
Jan. 15, 2010

Photo details: Canon 450D, ISO 100, 1/160s

Stephan Heinsius,
Ellaidhoo (Maldives)
Jan. 15, 2010
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Annular Solar Eclipse at 900mm, 650mm and 85mm. Small solar crescents projected on the sand between the shadows of the palmtrees during deep second patial phase. Complete report (in German)with more images can be found here. I chose the island of Ellaidhoo (Maldives), located only a few kilometers south of the centerline of the longest annular solar eclipse of the third millennium to observe the spectacular event. During 10 minutes and 55 seconds of annularity some clouds moved into view making it possible to photograph the eclipse without filter.

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Finazzi Antonio,
Menengai Crater, Nakuru, Kenya, Africa
Jan. 15, 2010
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1-Movie Annular Solar Eclipse Photo details:movie with 89 photos to release with Canon 20DA digital camera, Tamron SP 500mm f/8, 200 ISO, 1/1000 exposure, astrosolar filter. 2-Second Contact, Maximum Eclipse & Third Contact Photo details: Canon 20DA digital camera, Tamron SP 500mm f/8, 200 ISO, 1/1000 exposure, astrosolar filter. 3-Eclipse Between Clouds Photo details: Canon 20DA digital camera, Tamron SP 500mm f/8, 200 ISO, 1/250 exposure, astrosolar filter.

Mahed Abu Zahrah,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jan. 15, 2010
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Like elsewhere around the globe, a fair number of astronomy enthusiasts including, members of charity societies in Makkah and Jeddah and students, gathered at the International Medical Center Park here Friday morning to catch a safe glimpse of the partial solar eclipse between 7.38 A.M. and 8.45 A.M. The eclipse is known as an annular eclipse because the moon doesn’t block the sun completely. The event for the sky-gazers was organized by the Jeddah Astronomy Society (JAC) in conjunction with the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology. The organizers had made arrangements for a telescope in the park and astronomy buffs were also provided with special tinted glasses to view the celestial event without harming their eyes.

Hamidreza Norouzi,
Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Jan. 15, 2010
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jan 15 2010 partial eclipse stages this is the first seconds/maximum stage and end of of partial eclipse of jan 15 2010 in SHIRAZ ,ancient capital of Iran."takhte jamshid" is one of the most known ancient sites in Iran and hundrede of thousands tourists visit it anually .here ,eclipse stages are captured above two 15 meters height of palace colomns .

Joerg Schoppmeyer,
Conrad Rangali, Maledives
Jan. 15, 2010
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This picture shows hundreds of rings under a palm tree during the annularity of the eclipse from 15.01.2010 at the Conrad Rangali, Maledives. The picture is NOT my picture, but it was made by Tony, an employee of the Hotel. He made it with his Mobile-Camera.

more images: from Vishwanath Hawargi of Uvari, Tamilnad, India; from Xavier Jubier of Shwe Bo, Myanmar (Burma); from Shahrin Ahmad of Langkawi, Malaysia; from Aymen Ibrahem of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt