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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]

  Photographer, Location, Date Larger images Comments

Pelikan, Janos,
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Jan. 15, 2010
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Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park at the Baboon Cliff. Right before the eclipse my thoroughly prepared Nikon D200 camera ceased to function. Fortunately I had several thousand pinhole cameras around between the leaves of the surrounding trees and a little point-and-shoot camera to catch the effect. Here are some pictures, the little solar eclipses on my wife`s jacket being my favorite. The direct picture of the eclipse was made by placing a solar filter in front of the little camera so it is technically poor.

Antonio Finazzi,
Menengai Crater, Nakuru, Kenya, Africa
Jan. 15, 2010

"Annular Solar Eclipse Sequence" Nikon FE2, Nikkor 24mm f/2,8, Fujichrome Velvia 50, exposure 1/250s to f/16, ISO 50, filter Baader Astrosolar.

Olaf Graf,
Windsor Plaza Hotel, saigon, Vietnam
Jan. 15, 2010

We are watched the Eclipse on the top of the Windsor Plaza Hotel in Saigon, Vietnam. But we had many clouds on this afternoon.

Noorali Jiwaji,
Ilala, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Jan. 15, 2010
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In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania we observed a partial eclipse on 15th January 2010 since we were just outside the annular eclipse path which passed through our northern neighbor Kenya. The pictures show what we observed using different indirect ways.

Konrád Kopečný,
Maldives, Indian Ocean
Jan. 15, 2008
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Photo details: Canon PowerShot G10 Exposure time 1/2000 F-Number 7.1 ISO 80

Kubilay Akdemir,
Talaimannar Pier, Mannar, Sri Lanka
Jan. 15, 2010
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The first solar eclipse of 2010 was happened in Mannar, Sri Lanka exactly at 07.51 UT. ( Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)) It is possible to see sunspots on this photo which was taken in Talaimannar, a fisher town close the Pier Light House. 10.2 seconds long eclipse was shot with a Canon 1D Mark 4 and 800mm lens with Density 3,8 Baader Astrosolar Fitler at f:9 1000 shutter speed. At this time ,the native Sri Lankans and the soldiers helped us whenever there was a need and kids, who couldn’t keep the embarassed blushes under their black skins, shared this joyful moment with us.

more images: from Kristian Molnar of Nakuru National Park, Kenya