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Flag for Antarctica February 16, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse — South Pole, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott station)

Max view in South Pole
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Global Type: Partial Solar Eclipse

South Pole: Annular Solar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Maximum: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Ends: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 51 minutes


February 16, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse — South Pole

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:55 AM Feb 1611:23 AM Feb 1611:47 AM Feb 16
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Local times for eclipse in South Pole on Friday, February 16, 2018

EventTime in South PoleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 16 at 7:55 AM270°West12.6°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsFeb 16 at 11:14 AM270°West12.5°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseFeb 16 at 11:23 AM270°West12.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsFeb 16 at 11:33 AM270°West12.5°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 16 at 11:47 AM270°West12.5°
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
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14 / Nov 15SolarPartial
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 27SolarPartial
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Feb 16SolarAnnular
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
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