Surya Grahanam or Solar Eclipse of January 15th is the first Surya Grahan in 2010. This Grahan will be visible for considerable amount of time as Kankana Surya Grahanam or Annular Solar Eclipse in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Other Indian towns and cities may or may not view this solar eclipse. Passing through Maldives, Solar Eclipse shade enters into the land of India mainly to Southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Grahana will start at 1:00 in the afternoon and end at 1:30 on Janaury 15, 2010. The peak time or the main Grahana kalam in India will be at 1:20 hrs in the afternoon and it can be visible at Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi, Pamban Island, Kanyakumari, Cuddalore, Neyveli, Erode, Kodaikanal and Madurai.
Kankana Surya Grahan will visible for 10.4 minutes in India at 1:20 minutes in the afternoon. The best spot to view Surya Grahan of 15th January 2010 in India will be Dhanushkodi in Pamban Island of Tamil Nadu coast. This location is at a distance of about 18 kms south east from Rameshwaram and 18 kms west of Mannar of Sri Lanka.