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Flag for Antarctica February 7, 2008 — Annular Solar Eclipse — South Pole, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott station)

Max view in South Pole
Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

South Pole: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 2:38 PM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 27 minutes


February 7, 2008 — Annular Solar Eclipse — South Pole

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This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in South Pole. Observers there could experience the “ring of fire” that is characteristic for this kind of solar eclipse. This was a rare and spectacular event that could only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the Moon did not move centrally in front of the Sun there and the “ring of fire” was not visible.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

2:38 PM Feb 74:32 PM Feb 77:05 PM Feb 7
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Local times for eclipse in South Pole on Thursday, February 7, 2008

EventTime in South PoleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 7 at 2:38 PM90°East15.6°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsFeb 7 at 4:29 PM90°East15.6°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseFeb 7 at 4:32 PM90°East15.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsFeb 7 at 4:34 PM90°East15.6°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 7 at 7:05 PM90°East15.5°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for South Pole (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in South Pole

Eclipse Visibility from South PoleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Feb 5 / Feb 6SolarAnnular
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4 / Dec 5SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 24SolarTotal
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 4SolarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Sep 22 / Sep 23SolarAnnular
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarAnnular
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in South Pole, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100