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January 26, 2009
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Summary: The Year of the Ox began with a solar eclipse. On Monday, Jan. 26th, the same new Moon that marked the Chinese Lunar New Year passed in front of the Sun--dead center--covering 93% of the solar disk. The annular eclipse was visible from a narrow path spanning the Indian Ocean; the sunset end of the path fell across Borneo, Sumatra and Java, where observers saw a fantastic "ring of fire" sink into the sea at the end of the day. [details]

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Gradient Lok,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jan. 26, 2009
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I took this Solar Partial Eclipse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, with KLCC & KL Tower as background, & montage in Photoshop to put all into 1 photos, every interval of sun is 5 minutes. Pic 2 is showing 1 of the eclipse photo which behind the cloud.

Photo details: Canon 40D, ISO 100, Sigma 80-400mm Apo Lens

Dr Armando Lee,
Mall of Asia seawall, Pasay City, Manila Bay, Philippines
Jan. 26, 2009
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"Crescent Sunset" in Manila Bay, Philippines

Miyagi Takafumi,
Bandar Lampung Indonesia
Jan. 26, 2009
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The evening sky gold ring Because it was to do the cloud being which is thin, the soft ring as it hung a soft filter just like could be seen.

Photo details: Nikon D700, the Takahashi astronomical telescope The 90 mm caliber The focal length 1500mm 1/1600 seconds of exposure ISO 200 Fuji film ND2.0+0.6

Ravindra Aradhya,
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Jan. 26, 2009
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Nice holiday treat for friends in Bangalore, Vivek, Ravi, Vijay, Arvind Benaka, Pradeep jain enjoyed the Partial eclipse through taken through Sony Cybershot W150

Shehal Joseph,
Nugegoda, Colombo District, Sri Lanka
Jan. 26, 2009
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I observed a Partial Solar Eclipse this afternoon. Presented bellow are some pictures I took from my backyard. I used an Infrared (IR) Filter with a 500mm Opteka Mirror Lens, a 2x Barlow Lens, which gave me 1000mm on the mirror lens. I also used my EFS 55-250mm IS lens. The mirror lens is a cheap and light-weight alternative to a proper telescope. The afternoon Sun was very bright (because the Earth passed its Perihelion few days ago). Instead of using a small aperture I used the IR filter because it cuts off quite a bit of light.

more images: from Gary Corderley of Pretoria, South Africa; from Roger Groom of Lake Leschenaultia, Western Australia; from Ted Gonzaga of Iloilo City, Philippines; from Prof. K. H. Raveesha of Bangalore, India; from Azrael Coladilla of Bacoor, Cavite Philippines;