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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse


Gitarama: Partial Solar Eclipse


Begins: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Maximum: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Ends: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm


Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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February 26, 2017 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Gitarama

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The annular phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Gitarama, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. Check the weather for Gitarama.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

StartNear maxSunset
5:39 pm Feb 266:15 pm Feb 266:18 pm Feb 26
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Local times for eclipse in Gitarama on Sunday, February 26, 2017

EventTime in GitaramaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 26 at 5:39 pm262°West8.9°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseFeb 26 at 6:18 pm261°West0.2° 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 6:18 pm261°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 26 at 7:29 pm260°West18.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Gitarama (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 Gitarama

Eclipse Visibility From GitaramaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
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