EarthSky.org has good astronomical information concerning the January 4, 2011 partial Solar Eclipse (13Cap39), if you're interested in its physical manifestation.
Astrology Adds Meaning
The Jan 4, 2011 eclipse falls in the 13 North Series: 'groups and associations; large ambitious group projects which require the breaking of a previous bond which leads to success; separation, then joint achievement', to paraphrase Brady's Predictive Astrology.
Here's a video (which you may view by clicking the EarthSky link above) of the February 7, 2008 Solar Eclipse in the 10N Series. Astrologically: 'communications, frustrating or inhibiting events come along via news, paperwork, or a young person; feeling drained and tired.' (Brady.)
Almost sounds like a precursor to WikiLeaks revelations, doesn't it?
The Feb 7, 2008 eclipse above is the one I titled, The Unmasking Eclipse for its manifestation @ '18AQ', the degree of a man's true motives being revealed (from its Sabian Symbol)...again, rather WikiLeaks-esque.
The next Solar Eclipse that will be viewable from North America (and it's also a partial) will be on May 20, 2012 @ 00Gem21 in the 14 South Series: 'long periods of hard work, then success as an obsessive idea and methodologies are finally accepted (one-world-government? no! jc); a long-awaited breakthrough'.(Brady.) Or does 'long-waited breakthrough' have something to do with the much-ballyhooed 11:11 portal?
The May 2012 eclipse occurs upon Fixed Star Alcyone with the star's unfortunate keywords: 'something to cry about' and in her book Eclipses, Celeste Teal has titled it: Property Agreements with a possible treaty of some sort for the US, visiting ambassadors, and unsettled conditions.
In Horary Plain & Simple, Anthony Louis adds for Alcyone: sorrow, unlucky, exile, suffering, and in her Book of Fixed Stars, Bernadette Brady adds: inner vision and insight but judgmental, the Fates and the judging of the dead to this star of Eta Taurus which is of the turbulent nature of the Pleiades (the Seven Sisters who weep.)
Judgmental anger and ruthlessness when dealing with those who have not fulfilled necessary requirements are indicated for May 2012 though there is potential for real insight and understanding if harshness is avoided.
Astro-Political Note: the 112th Congress gavels in at noon on Wednesday January 5, 2011 with US natal Chiron, the sacred warrior archetype, rising.