January 15th is the date for longest annular solar eclipse and the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators has tied up with Louis Cruises to show the solar eclipse.
The Aquamarine vessel is currently docked in Kochi and belongs to the Louis Cruises. It will sail to Male in the Maldives on January 13 and viewers on-board will be able to see Sun covering the moon in a journey stretching from Kochi to Maldives. The cruise will start at 3 p.m. on January 13 from Kochi and will reach Male at 5 p.m. on January 14. The journey ends on 15th jan in Maldives, where the eclipse will be visible for 10 minutes 46 seconds.
Added attractions on the ship will include guided observations of constellations and deep sky objects. The cruise will have telescopes along with binoculars fitted with solar filters to help the cruisers have a good view of the Solar eclipse.
The ‘Ring of Fire’ was last seen in India on November 22, 1965, and it will not be witnessed again before June 21, 2020. This eclipse is also going to be the longest eclipse of this millennium.