Total Solar Eclipse 2009
This is the LONGEST total solar eclipse in this century. It will be observed on July 22, 2009.
The totality lasts so long as 6 minutes 39 seconds ! (at the maximum spot)
Don't miss it !
Here, I would like to introduce a little about the places in Japan we can see this spectacular show of this century.
Bonin Islands(Ogasawara), - Tokara Retto - Yakushima and AmamiOshima
|By the courtesy of Xavier M. Jubier
(His original eclipse map is much more useful. Click here for it)
|NASA's map provided by F. Espenak & J. Anderson
'O Shima' means 'Amami-Oshima'.
|World map of Solar Eclipse Paths: 2001 - 2020
Yakushima and AmamiOhshima