Solar eclipse of February 17, 2026

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Solar eclipse of February 17, 2026
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9743
Magnitude 0.963
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 20s
Coordinates 64.7S 86.8E
Max. width of band 616 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:13:06
References
Saros 121 (61 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9565

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 17, 2026. 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). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2026-2029[edit]

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the moon's orbit.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2026-2029
Ascending node   Descending node
121 February 17, 2026
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Annular
126 August 12, 2026
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Total
131 February 6, 2027
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Annular
136 August 2, 2027
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Total
141 January 26, 2028
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Annular
146 July 22, 2028
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Total
151 January 14, 2029
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Partial
156 July 11, 2029
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on June 12, 2029, and December 5, 2029, occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

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