Solar eclipse of February 17, 2026

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Solar eclipse of February 17, 2026
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.9743
Magnitude0.963
Maximum eclipse
Duration140 sec (2 m 20 s)
Coordinates64°42′S 86°48′E / 64.7°S 86.8°E / -64.7; 86.8
Max. width of band616 km (383 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse12:13:06
References
Saros121 (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]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.


References[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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