Mauni Amavasya falls on Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) on 15th January 2010 one day after Makar Sankranti , the day sidereal sun enters Capricorn. Amavasya is Vedic name for New Moon. Mauni (Mouna Amavasya, Mauna Amavasya) Amavasya is observed in the luni-solar Vedic month of Magh (Magha) and is considered very auspicious. A day to maintain silence to purify one’s thoughts. This year it is especially auspicious because Jupiter is in Aquarius (Kumbha) and hence the Vedic festival of Kumbha Mela in Haridwar. The effect of solar eclipse on such an auspicious day, a rare occasion can be far reaching.
Surya Grahan (Solar eclipse) of January 15th, 2010 comes as the longest annular eclipse to occur this century with a duration of 11 mins 08 seconds.
The eclipse point is at one degree Capricorn. 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