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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – Feb 26, 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse

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

The annular phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Cape Town, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

More about the Feb 26, 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Sunday, February 26, 2017

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 Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial eclipse beginsFeb 26 at 5:00 PM280°West29.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseFeb 26 at 6:00 PM271°West16.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 26 at 6:55 PM263°West5.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

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