Solar eclipse of January 15th, 2010 comes as the longest annular eclipse to occur this century with a duration of 11 mins 08 seconds compared to the ancient longest ever annular solar eclipse on 7th Dec 0150 AD with a duration of 12 m 24 s. In an annular eclipse Moon does not completely cover the Sun and a narrow ring (annulus) of light appears surround the Moon. This January eclipse is closely conjoined to Venus, the planet of love, engagements, money, gifts and beauty. However, Venus is in Capricorn (business) ruled by Saturn, ruler of the eclipse and is retrograde. The solar eclipse effect on moon sign and the various houses from moon sign must be analyzed for each individual. Find your moon sign and personal planetary transits on eclipse day for free at http://decisioncare.org/astrology
The annular eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a 300-km-wide track that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon’s shadow begins in Africa and passes through Chad, Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia. After leaving Africa, the path crosses the Indian Ocean where the maximum duration of annularity reaches 11 min 08 s. The central path then continues into Asia through Bangladesh, India, Burma (Myanmar), and China. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which includes eastern Europe, most of Africa, Asia, and Indonesia. It will be seen as annular within a narrow stretch of 300 km width across Central Africa, Maldives, South Kerala, South Tamil Nadu, North Sri Lanka,Burma and China.