Solar eclipse of February 17, 2026

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar eclipse of February 17, 2026
SE2026Feb17A.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9743
Magnitude 0.963
Maximum eclipse
Duration 140 sec (2 m 20 s)
Coordinates 64°42′S 86°48′E / 64.7°S 86.8°E / -64.7; 86.8
Max. width of band 616 km (383 mi)
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.

Images[edit]

SE2026Feb17A.gif
Animated path

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]