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Flag for Antarctica February 17, 2026 — Annular Solar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

Max view in McMurdo
Wednesday, February 18, 2026 at 12:31 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

McMurdo: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Feb 17, 2026 at 11:34 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 18, 2026 at 12:31 AM

Ends: Wed, Feb 18, 2026 at 1:28 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes


February 17, 2026 – February 18, 2026 — Annular Solar Eclipse — McMurdo

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The annular phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in McMurdo, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is still a spectacular sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

11:34 PM Feb 1712:31 AM Feb 181:28 AM Feb 18
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Wednesday, February 18, 2026

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 17 at 11:34 PM217°Southwest2.5°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximum EclipseFeb 18 at 12:31 AM203°South-southwest1.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 18 at 1:28 AM190°South0.4°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to South for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Feb 17 / Feb 18SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 7SolarPartial
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 6SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in McMurdo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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