Solar eclipse of February 15, 2018

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Solar eclipse of February 15, 2018
Eclipse Solar Parcial - 15.02.2018 - Olivos, GBA (Argentina).jpg
From Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.2116
Magnitude 0.5991
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71°00′S 0°36′E / 71°S 0.6°E / -71; 0.6
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:52:33
References
Saros 150 (17 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9547

A partial solar eclipse took place on February 15, 2018. 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. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

The eclipse took place before sunset in the Southern Cone of South America.

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Animated path
Path of the eclipse in Argentina

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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.

Metonic series[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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