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Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 Feb 15
The Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 Feb 15 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: Antarctica, south South America
The map to the right depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.
The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2018 Feb 15 at 20:52:33 TD (20:51:25 UT1). This is 4.3 days after the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Capricornus. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1177.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 150 and is number 17 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons descending node. The Moon moves northward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma increases.
The partial solar eclipse of 2018 Feb 15 is preceded two weeks earlier by a total lunar eclipse on 2018 Jan 31.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 68.7 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 Feb 15 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 Feb 15 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 Feb 15 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Circumstances Table: Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 Feb 15 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 150 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 Feb 15 .