Annular Solar Eclipse of 15th Jan 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010 23:44

Comments of viewers immediately after watching the Sun's ring at 13.25 Hrs from Kanyakumari:

 

Sagar Kerkar (President) : Watching the ring was a different experience. Fascinating and glad that I could get this once in a lifetime opportunity. People have enjoyed watching the eclipse with Khagol Mandal

 

Dilip Joshi (Founder memebr): Watched for 10 minutes . Somewhat cloudy but could see the ring nicely as the length was more. People are overwhelmed. Its a lifetimetime experience. 

 

Varsha Shukla: I had watched total solar eclipses but this is also a unique experience.

 

Vilas Deshmukh (Ex- President of Khagol Mandal) : Light level did not reduce to the extent it reduces as in case of Totality. But the effect is felt. Weather was nice, though somewhat cloudy, Fascinated by the lifetime experience.  
 

Hrishikesh Joglekar from Hyderabad :Many people saw partial solar eclipse from HITEC City, Hyderabad. Eclipse began at 11:30am, it was partially cloudy. However after 12pm, the cloud cover was too thick for the eclipse to be seen. Clouds thinned down a bit near the moment of maximum eclipse which occurred at 1:30pm and many people were able to see the eclipsed Sun using pinhole camera. During the maximum eclipse, 77% of Solar disk was eclipsed.  
 

Obs from Marathi Vidnyan Parishad's Terrace
Watching Eclise from the terrace of MVP in Mumbai
 
 
  
Path of ASE 2010
Image Credit: NASA

 

For Mumbai:

 

Partial Solar Eclipse

Maximum phase: 0.645 

Beginning of the partial eclipse: 11h 16m 9s

Maximum phase: 13h 17m 40s

Ending of the partial eclipse: 15h 4m 8s

 

Position angles:

Beginning of the partial eclipse: 223.0°

Ending of the partial eclipse: 75.0°

 

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For Kanyakumari:

 

Annular Solar Eclipse

Maximum phase: 0.919

 

Beginning of the partial eclipse: 11h 5m 45s

Beginning of the annular eclipse: 13h 9m 55s

Maximum phase: 13h 14m 55s

Ending of the annular eclipse: 13h 19m 53s

Ending of the partial eclipse: 15h 5m 31s

 

Position angles:

Beginning of the partial eclipse: 239.3°

Ending of the partial eclipse: 55.1°

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2010 08:29
 
Astronomy Quiz Competition in Badlapur
Saturday, 02 January 2010 08:39

Khagol Mandal, Badlapur Unit conductedInter-school Quiz Competition in Astronomy on 27th Dec 2009 atBadlapur. Rotary Club of Badlapur Industrial Area Sponsored this Programme.

 51 students from 7 different schoolsparticipated in the competition. By written test following 3 top scoringschools were selected for quiz competition.

 

  •  I.E.S. Katrap High School(Marathi Medium)
  • Yogi Shree Arvind Gurukul
  • Fatima High School  

 

Out of these three Katrap High School scored 152 points, while Arvind Gurukul 50 and Fatima 60 points in the QuizCompetition.

Badlapur 2009 Quiz Competition Winners
Badlapur 2009 Quiz Competition Winners Receiving the Shield
 

 Prizes:

  1. I.E.S. Katrap High School won the Shield.
  2. Every participant from above three schools was presented a gift coupon to purchase a book.
  3. Three top scoring students in written test were presented gift coupons to purchase a book.

 

Mr. Pradeep Nayak and Mr. Tushar Maind(Secretary Rotary Club) presented these prizes.

Mr. Pradeep Nayak gave an excellent audiovisual lecture on “Is there any intellectual life exist in Universe? “

Pradeep Nayak delivering Audio Visual Presenation on the Life in Universe
Pradeep Nayak delivering Audio Visual Presenation on the Life in Universe
 

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 January 2010 04:53
 
Partial Lunar Eclipse
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 10:58
There is a partial lunar eclipse in this week. Details of the eclipse for Mumbai are as follows:
 
Date: December, 31, 2009 - January 1, 2010
 
Beginning of penumbral phase: 10.46 PM (31/12/2009)
Beginning of partial phase: 00.22 AM (01/01/2010)
Maximum phase: 00.54 AM (01/01/2010)
End of partial phase: 01.25 AM (01/01/2010)
End of penumbral phase: 03.01 AM (01/01/2010)
 
Maximum phase: 0.084
 
Position angle at the beginning of penumbral eclipse: 138.0°
Position angle at the beginning of partial eclipse: 172.8°
Position angle at the end of partial eclipse: 207.4°
Position angle at the end of penumbral eclipse: 242.1°
 
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