Annular solar eclipse

February 26, 2017 in Southern Chile and Argentina, Angola, Southwestern Katanga

An annular Solar Eclipse can be seen on February 26, 2017. It will be visible across southern South America in the morning and it ends in south-western Africa at sunset. A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Southern and Western Africa, Southern South America and the Antarctica.

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years, lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is Annular solar eclipse?
Worldwide
Southern Chile and Argentina, Angola, Southwestern Katanga

When is Annular solar eclipse?
Sunday, the 26th of February 2017
09:54 UTC-5
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Diamond ring effect during a solar eclipse.
Diamond ring effect during a solar eclipse.
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