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Eclipse visible in McMurdo – Feb 17 - Feb 18, 2026 Annular Solar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like in in McMurdo (weather permitting).

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.

More about the Feb 17, 2026 Annular Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Wednesday, February 18, 2026

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 17 at 11:34 PM217°Southwest2.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximum EclipseFeb 18 at 12:32 AM203°South-southwest1.1° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon 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 AM189°South0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for McMurdo (NZDT - New Zealand Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in McMurdo

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
McMurdo
Looks like in
McMurdo
Path of the eclipse
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May 6, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 25, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2025LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2025SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 17 / Feb 18, 2026SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2026LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 7, 2027SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2028LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2029LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 6, 2029SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2030LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 25, 2030SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 7, 2031LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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