People who are not there in Solar eclipse region need not to b bother.You can watch a live video stream of eclipse online from several locations in the world.

NASA’s official page for this solar eclipse includes detailed information about the event, including an interactive map of the eclipse path, various data tables and other info mostly interesting to astronomers.

LIVE! UNIVERSE webcast will display a live webcast from Japan; for the latest info (in Japanese), follow their Twitter page here.


The University of North Dakota has sent an expedition which will broadcast a live webcast from China; it starts on July 22, 2009 at 00:14:54 UTC. You can follow the live stream here. For another webcast from Mainland China, follow this link (site in Chinese).

Grupo Saros will also have a live webcast from China, and on Ustream .TV you can follow the eclipse from Guwahati.

This solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Duration of totality reaches 6 min 39 s.

The eclipse starts at 5:24 pm PDT on July 21st (which is July 22nd on the eastern side of the world). Between 6:37 pm PDT and 6:43 pm PDT, the moon will be completely covered by the sun. At 8:03 pm PDT, the sun will make its last contact with the moon and the eclipse will be over.

Solar Eclipse in India

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A Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in India on July 22, 2009 from early morning 05:28 hrs to 07:40 hrs (Indian Standard Time). The total solar eclipse will last nearly four minutes — from 6.26 am to 6.30 am — in India and the sun will not be visible at all.

In India, Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Varanasi, West Bengal and Northeastern States.

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