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Annular Solar Eclipse February 26, 2017

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon. The next Annular Solar Eclipse in February 26, 2017 - Ring of fire

Time-lapse of the Annular Solar Eclipse 2017

When is the February 2017 solar eclipse?

This month a solar eclipse will occur and be visible in certain areas around the world. The moon will pass in front of the sun on February 26, leaving a small halo of light around it.  It will then be visible across the South Atlantic Ocean and will end in south-western Africa at sunset. The natural event will start in Chile and be seen across parts of southern South America in the morning.

When Start the Solar Eclipse?

This month's solar eclipse will begin at 12:10 UTC, reach its maximum point at 14:58 UTC and set at 17:35 UTC. Of course, up here in the far reaches of the northern hemisphere, we won't be able to witness the event.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide UTC time

First location to see the partial eclipse begin  - 26. feb kl. 12:10 

First location to see the full eclipse begin - 26. feb kl. 13:15 
Maximum Eclipse - 26. feb kl. 14:58
Last location to see the full eclipse end - 26. feb kl. 16:31 
Last location to see the partial eclipse end - 26. feb kl. 17:35

Annular Solar Eclipse

Places which can see total solar eclipse : 

  • Only, those who live around Coyhaique
  • Chile can see annular solar eclipse.

Places which can see partial solar eclipse: 

  • Punta Arenas in Chile, 
  • Santiago in Chile, 
  • Buenos Aires in Argentina, 
  • Montevideo in Uruguay, 
  • Stanley in Falkland Islands, 
  • Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, 
  • Lilongwe in Malawi, 
  • Jamestown in Saint Helena, 
  • Johannesburg in South Africa, 
  • Maputo in Mozambique, 
  • Gaborone in Botswana, 
  • Windhoek in Namibia, 
  • Bujumbura in Burundi, 
  • Opuwo in Namibia, 
  • Harare in Zimbabwe, 
  • Lusaka in Zambia, 
  • Lubumbashi in Congo Dem. Rep., 
  • Luanda in Angola, 
  • Kinshasa in Congo Dem. Rep., 
  • Brazzaville in Congo.


Annular Solar Eclipse Live, February 26, 2017



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    Ring of fire

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    Weather permitting, thousands of people in the Chilean city of Coyhaique are now witnessing the ring of fire that is characteristic for an annular solar eclipse. It will be visible for about 1 minute. The reason why the Moon doesn’t cover the Sun completely, like during a total solar eclipse, is that it is currently quite far away from Earth, so it appears smaller than the Sun.

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    Ring of fire has just formed!

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    Partial eclipse is starting!

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  33. trendsreader.com
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