February 7, 2008 — Annular Solar Eclipse
The annular solar eclipse on February 7, 2008 is the first of 2 solar eclipses in 2008. The best locations to watch this eclipse are the south Pacific region and Antarctica, but it is also visible as a partial solar eclipse in New Zealand and parts of Australia.
Where the eclipse could be seen
Regions that saw at least a partial eclipse: South/West Australia, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
When the eclipse happened worldwide
The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Feb 7 at 1:37 AM||Feb 6 at 8:37 PM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Feb 7 at 3:18 AM||Feb 6 at 10:18 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 7 at 3:55 AM||Feb 6 at 10:55 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Feb 7 at 4:29 AM||Feb 6 at 11:29 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Feb 7 at 6:10 AM||Feb 7 at 1:10 AM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2008
- Feb 7, 2008 – Annular Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Feb 21, 2008 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 1, 2008 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Aug 16, 2008 – Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 28, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse