The ring of fire, the main phase of this annular solar eclipse, was visible along a narrow path stretching from the southern tip of South America to Angola in Africa. In the surrounding areas, people saw a partial solar eclipse.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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timeanddate.com Streamed This Event Live
For this eclipse, timeanddate.com sponsored a project with astrophysicist Graham Jones and teamed up with others to bring you a live stream with minute-by-minute commentary and background info about solar eclipses in 2017.
Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South/West Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Eclipse Shadow Path
3D Eclipse Animation
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
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 26 at 12:10:47||Feb 26 at 7:10:47 am|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Feb 26 at 13:15:19||Feb 26 at 8:15:19 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 26 at 14:53:23||Feb 26 at 9:53:23 am|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Feb 26 at 16:31:32||Feb 26 at 11:31:32 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Feb 26 at 17:35:59||Feb 26 at 12:35:59 pm|
* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: February 10–11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse