Solar eclipse of February 15, 2018

A partial solar eclipse took place 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.

Solar eclipse of February 15, 2018
Eclipse Solar Parcial - 15.02.2018 - Olivos, GBA (Argentina).jpg
From Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.2116
Magnitude0.5991
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates71°00′S 0°36′E / 71°S 0.6°E / -71; 0.6
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:52:33
References
Saros150 (17 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9547

The eclipse took place before sunset in the Southern Cone of South America.

ImagesEdit

Animated path

GalleryEdit

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2018Edit

Solar eclipses descending node 2015-2018Edit

Solar eclipses 2015–2018Edit

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

Metonic seriesEdit

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's descending node.

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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