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 Was Seen
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South/East 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 the partial eclipse begin||Feb 7 at 01:38||Feb 6 at 8:38 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Feb 7 at 03:19||Feb 6 at 10:19 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 7 at 03:56||Feb 6 at 10:56 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Feb 7 at 04:30||Feb 6 at 11:30 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Feb 7 at 06:11||Feb 7 at 1:11 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 in Your City
Eclipses in 2008
- Feb 7, 2008 – Annular Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 1, 2008 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse