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Solar eclipse of February 15, 2018

Solar eclipse of February 15, 2018
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.2116
Magnitude 0.5991
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71S 0.6E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:52:33
Saros 150 (17 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9547

A partial solar eclipse will occur on February 15, 2018. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.


Animated path

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2015-2018

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.
Solar eclipse series sets from 2015–2018
Descending node   Ascending node
120 March 20, 2015

125 September 13, 2015

130 March 9, 2016

135 September 1, 2016

140 February 26, 2017

145 August 21, 2017

150 February 15, 2018

155 August 11, 2018

Partial solar eclipses on July 13, 2018, and January 6, 2019, occur on the next lunar year eclipse set.

Metonic series

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

This series has 21 eclipse events between July 11, 1953 and July 11, 2029.


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