jan 17, 2010 - longest eclipse
On 15th January 2010, a solar eclipse took place across the Indian Ocean. With a duration of 11 minutes and eight seconds, it was the longest eclipse of this millennium. It first became visible as a partial eclipse over Central Africa, before entering the Indian Ocean, where it reached greatest eclipse. It then passed over the Maldives, remaining at totality when passing over the capital city, Malé. The path continued over India and into Myanmar, finally ending after reaching China. The next eclipse of a longer duration would not occur until December 3034.
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