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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Blantyre: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Maximum: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Ended: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes


February 26, 2017 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Blantyre

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The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Blantyre, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

StartNear maxSunset
5:26 pm Feb 266:03 pm Feb 266:05 pm Feb 26
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Local times for eclipse in Blantyre on Sunday, February 26, 2017

EventTime in BlantyreDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 26 at 5:26 pm264°West8.8°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseFeb 26 at 6:05 pm261°West0.1° below
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetFeb 26 at 6:05 pm261°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 26 at 7:17 pm255°West-southwest17.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Blantyre (CAT – Central Africa Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Blantyre

Eclipse Visibility From BlantyreVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Blantyre, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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