Solar eclipse of February 26, 2017

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Solar eclipse of February 26, 2017
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4578
Magnitude 0.9922
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 44s
Coordinates 34.7S 31.2W
Max. width of band 31 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:54:33
References
Saros 140 (29 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9545

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 26, 2017. 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.

It will be visible across southern South America in the morning and it ends in south-western Africa at sunset.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2015-2018[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 2015–2018
Descending node   Ascending node
120 March 20, 2015
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Total
125 September 13, 2015
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Partial
130 March 9, 2016
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Total
135 September 1, 2016
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Annular
140 February 26, 2017
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Annular
145 August 21, 2017
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Total
150 February 15, 2018
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Partial
155 August 11, 2018
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on July 13, 2018, and January 6, 2019, occur on the next lunar year eclipse set.

Metonic cycle[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), 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 (1387.94 days).

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