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February 17, 2026 Annular Solar Eclipse

Is this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Will Look Like near the Maximum Point

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Where to See the Eclipse

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

3D Eclipse Animation

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

Note: The animation follows the eclipse shadow from west to east, its point of view moving around the planet at a greater speed than Earth's rotation. If you don't take into account this rapid change of perspective, it may look like Earth is spinning in the wrong direction.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.5 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 17 at 09:56:26Feb 17 at 4:56:26 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 17 at 11:42:54Feb 17 at 6:42:54 am
Maximum EclipseFeb 17 at 12:12:04Feb 17 at 7:12:04 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 17 at 12:41:29Feb 17 at 7:41:29 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 17 at 14:27:42Feb 17 at 9:27:42 am

* 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.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 6, 2027.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndAnnularity Duration
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:58 am CLST6:09 pm MAWT27m
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 am ART7:58 am ART---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:32 pm CAT3:57 pm SAST---
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 pm IOT7:37 pm IOT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 am CLST8:02 am CLST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:08 pm EAT5:20 pm EAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm SAST4:02 pm SAST---
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:32 pm TFT7:26 pm TFT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:08 pm SAST3:54 pm SAST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm EAT5:25 pm EAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:58 pm CAT4:09 pm CAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:38 pm MUT6:26 pm MUT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:05 pm EAT5:21 pm EAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:21 pm CAT4:17 pm CAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm SAST3:27 pm CAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm RET6:23 pm RET---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm SCT6:24 pm SCT---
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:22 pm SAST4:02 pm SAST---
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:16 am GST9:46 am GST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:21 pm EAT5:11 pm EAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm CAT3:58 pm CAT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:40 pm CAT4:05 pm CAT---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Annularity duration" gives the time between the start and finish of annularity within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse176,000,0002.17%
At least 10% partial63,000,0000.78%
At least 20% partial17,600,0000.22%
At least 30% partial2,280,0000.03%
At least 40% partial--
At least 50% partial--
At least 60% partial--
At least 70% partial--
At least 80% partial--
At least 90% partial--
Totality or annularity--

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

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.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse