February 26, 2017 — Annular Solar Eclipse
The ring of fire, the total face of this annular solar eclipse, will be visible from a narrow path stretching from the southern tip of South America to southern and western Africa (see map below), weather permitting. In the surrounding areas, people will see a partial solar eclipse.
Where to See the Eclipse
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South/West Africa, Much of South America, 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 the partial eclipse begin||Feb 26 at 12:10||Feb 26 at 7:10 AM|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Feb 26 at 13:15||Feb 26 at 8:15 AM|
|Maximum eclipse||Feb 26 at 14:58||Feb 26 at 9:58 AM|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Feb 26 at 16:31||Feb 26 at 11:31 AM|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Feb 26 at 17:35||Feb 26 at 12:35 PM|
* 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 maximum, 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.
Countdown until eclipse begins
Annular Solar Eclipse
Feb 26, 2017 at 12:10 PM UTC
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 9 / May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit
- Aug 18, 2016 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16 / Sep 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse