The longest total solar eclipse of the
21st century was on July 22, 2009. It lasts as much as 6 minutes and 39 seconds in some
places of India, eastern China and Nepal.
Solar eclipse Totality was visible in many Indian cities, including Surat, Vadodara, Bhopal,
Varanasi, Patna, Gaya, Dinajpur, Siliguri, Guwahati, Tawang. In
China the Totality was visible at Chengdu, Nanchong, Chongqing,
Yichang, Jingzhou, Wuhan, Huanggang, Hefei, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Huzhou,
Suzhou, Jiaxing, Ningbo, Shanghai and over the Three Gorges Dam
A partial eclipse was seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra,
including most of Southeast Asia and north-eastern Oceania.
Cloudy skies mar eclipse in many parts of India
eclipse Totality was visible in Surat