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Solar Eclipses 2017, Annular Solar Eclipse, 26 February 2017

Eclipse of the Sun visible from Continent of South America and Africa:

Countries of: Chile, Argentina, the southern Atlantic Ocean, Angola, Zambia,

and ends in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

Annular Eclipse of the Sun occurs 26th February 2017

 

An annular Eclipse of the Sun occurs 26th February 2017. It is the second eclipse of 2017 and it takes place two weeks after the Lunar Eclipse of 11th February 2017.

 

Looking at the eclipse; be safe; take eye precautions:

An annular solar eclipse is not as dramatic as a Total Eclipse of the Sun; however it is still a spectacular event. You must however still take eye precautions regarding looking at the eclipse and never directly look at the Sun.

 

 

General Visibility, Annular Solar Eclipse: February 2017

26th February 2017, the annular solar eclipse begins over the Pacific Ocean. First land-strike begins in southern Chile and Argentina; it then traverses over the southern Atlantic Ocean contacting land on the African Continent, visible from Angola, Zambia, and ends in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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World Map Diagram; contact region: Annular Solar Eclipse, 26 February

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Observation of the eclipse from South America:

Solar Eclipse (Type Annular) 26th February 2017

 

Annular Eclipse of the Sun; 26th February 2017: Chile and Argentina Annular Eclipse of the Sun; 26th February 2017: Chile and Argentna are the only countries of South America from which the annular eclipse can be seen, from within the narrow eclipse path of annularity.

 

The 2017 February annular eclipse of the Sun begins over the Pacific Ocean; first landfall of eclipse-path is Chile and Argentina. The narrow-annular-eclipse-path is the only area from which the annular eclipse can be observed. A little more than half of the continent of South America can (to varying degrees) observe a partial eclipse of the Sun.

Saros Series 140:

 

The Annular Solar Eclipse 26 February 2017 belongs to Saros Series 140 and is family number 29 of 71.

 

Solar eclipses of Saros Series 140 occur at the Moon’s descending node and the Moon moves northward with each subsequent eclipse.

 

Saros Series 140 began with a partial eclipse in the Southern Hemisphere on 16 April 1512, and will end with a partial eclipse in the Northern Hemisphere on 01st June 2774.

 

The duration of Saros Series 140 is 1,262.11 years. 

 

First Eclipse:   16 April 1512:  06:22:25 TD

Final Eclipse:   01st June 2774: 13:10:10 TD

Duration of Saros 140 : 1262.11 Years

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Saros Series 140 began with a partial eclipse in the Southern Hemisphere on 16th April 1512

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Saros Series 140 will end with a partial eclipse in the Northern Hemisphere on 01st June 2774.

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World Map, contact region: Annular Solar Eclipse 26 February 2017

Global Visibility of Solar Eclipse

Global Visibility; Annular Eclipse of the Sun, 26th February 2017 - Map Key    (click on Map to enlarge)

1) Eclipse begins before the Sun has risen. Beginning of eclipse and maximum eclipse Not Visible. The eclipse ends as the Sun rises.

2) Eclipse begins just before the Sun rises. Maximum and end of eclipse visible.

3) Partial Eclipse Area. Beginning, Maximum, and end of eclipse visible.

4) Beginning of eclipse visible; maximum eclipse visible. Sun sets before end of eclipse.

5) Beginning of eclipse visible: The Sun sets before maximum eclipse. Maximum and end of eclipse not visible, the Sun is below the horizon.

 

Narrow Purple area: Annular Eclipse Visible.  

 

Acknowledgment to Occult v4.2.0; World Map modified by EclipseGeeks.com - encouraging observations of occultation phenomena.

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26 February 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse

Contact Times Eclipse of the Sun

 

(P1) Penumbra contact starts:

(U1) First Contact: Umbra contact; Partial Eclipse begins.

(U2) Second contact: Annular Eclipse begins.

 

Greatest Eclipse:        (14:54:32.8 TD)

Ecliptic Conjunction: (14:59:23.5 TD)

 

(U3) Third contact; Annular Eclipse ends:.

(U4) Fourth contact;  Partial Eclipse ends:.

(P4) Penumbra contact ends:

 

Eclipse predictions 26th February 2017 solar eclipse using

Delta Value: ΔT: 68.3 seconds

Times in GMT/UT

 

12:10:47.9

13:15;18.3

13:16:54.5

 

14:53:24.8

14:58:23.5

16:30:07.7

16:31:37.8

17:36:01.8

 

Eclipse Magnitude: 0.9922

Gamma: 0.4578

 

Circumstances at Greatest Eclipse: 14:53:24.6 GMT / UT

Path Width: 19miles / 30.6 km

Duration: 0 minutes 44.0 seconds

Latitude: 34 40.8 South | Longtitude: 031 11.5 W

Sun Alt: 62.6

Sun Azm: 340.5

 

 

Circumstances at Greatest Duration: 13:16:06.3 GMT / UT

Sun Alt: 0.0''

Duration: 01 minute 22.4 seconds

Latitude: 43 06 S | Longtitude: 113 53 W

 

Saros Series 140: Member number 29 of 71

Eclipse map projection attribution to Xavier M. Jubier and Goggle-maps.

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Continent of Africa - Annular Solar Eclipse Visibility:

While several African countries will be able to observe a partial solar eclipse, only three countries are under the path of annularity; therefore the only countries from which the annular-eclipse-phase is visible are; Angola, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the solar eclipse ends.

 

The leading south-west edge of South Africa can view a partial eclipse, while inland South Africa, the Sun sets before the eclipse ends.

 

The south west and coastal regions of Namibia can view a partial solar eclipse; as on the south west costal region of Angola.

 

The eclipse shadow sweeps in such a manner that, although Angola is under the path of annularity, that much of Angola, the Sun sets before the eclipse has ended.

A partial solar eclipse is visible from most of Nigeria through to the southern half of Guinea-Bissau. The Gambia is outside the region of the eclipse.  

Angola, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the only countries on the continent of Africa from which the annular-solar-eclipse-phase is visible.

Eclipse map projection attribution to Xavier M. Jubier and Goggle-maps.

(click Africa eclipse map to enlarge

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Argentina east coast, umbral shadow leaving mainland Argentina sweeping out across the south Atlantic Ocean; next major landfall the west coast of Angola.

Eclipse map attribution: Xavier M. Jubier/Goggle-maps.

Eclipse map courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, from eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Argentina east coast, umbral shadow leaving mainland Argentina.

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