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 to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: South/West Australia, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
When the eclipse happens worldwide
The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Feb 7 at 1:38 AM||Feb 6 at 8:38 PM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Feb 7 at 3:20 AM||Feb 6 at 10:20 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 7 at 3:56 AM||Feb 6 at 10:56 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Feb 7 at 4:30 AM||Feb 6 at 11:30 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Feb 7 at 6:11 AM||Feb 7 at 1:11 AM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want 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 – Partial 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