The first Solar eclipse of 2011 will occur on 4 January 2011. It is a partial solar eclipse visible from much of Europe, North Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia. This Surya Grahan January 2011 will also be visible in North western parts of India and Pakistan. This Pakshik Surya Grahan will be visible in Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, and Jammu Kashmir. The penumbral shadow of the Sun first touches in Algeria at 06.40 UT (Universal Time). Western Europe will have partial solar eclipse at sunrise time.
People of European cities such as Madrid (Spain), Paris (France), London (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark), etc. can view solar eclipse clearly at sunrise. Northern Sweden will view greatest eclipse at 08.50 UT. The people of Cairo (Egypt), Jerusalem (Israel), Istanbul (Turkey), and Tehran (Iran) will also see the partial solar eclipse clearly.
Partial eclipse takes place at sunset in Russia, Mongolia, and some parts of China. The partial eclipse ends at 11.00 UT.