Next July 22,2009 the International Year of Astronomy 2009 will have its own total solar eclipse.
A total solar eclipse is a rare event when the Moon passes just in front of the Sun, occulting its light for few minutes. The apparent size of the Moon and the Sun on the sky are the same. This creates a narrow path on the earth where this eclipse completely blocks the Sun, creating one of the most impressive astronomical events anyone can see.
This time, the total solar eclipse will be visible only from certain parts of Western Asia, see the map:
Enjoy the longest solar eclipse we will see.┬áMay the clear skyes be with us.