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Positional Astronomy Centre, Kolkata

ECLIPSE EVENTS OF 2017

 In the year 2017, there are two eclipses of the Sun and one eclipse of the Moon.

 

1. February 26 ……………………... Annular eclipse of the Sun

2. August 7 ………………………..... Partial eclipse of the Moon

3. August 21 ………………............. Total eclipse of the Sun

 

There will also occur one penumbral eclipse of the Moon on February 10-11. 


 

1. Annular Eclipse of the Sun; Phalguna 7, 1938 SE; February 26, 2017; Sunday


The eclipse is not visible in India.

 

Area of Visibility 

           

The eclipse is visible in the region covering southern South America, Antarctica, southern Africa, the south Pacific Ocean and the south Atlantic Ocean.

The path of annularity passes through  the region covering the south Pacific Ocean, Chile, Argentina, the Atlantic Ocean and  west part of southern Africa.

 

 CIRCUMSTANCES  OF  THE  ECLIPSE

 

 

Universal

Time

Indian

 Standard Time

 

d

h

m

d

   h

  m

Eclipse begins

26

12

10.9

26

17

40.9

Central eclipse begins

26

13

16.1

26

18

46.1

Greatest eclipse*

26

14

53.4

26

20

23.4

Central eclipse ends

26

16

30.9

26

22

00.9

Eclipse ends

26

17

36.0

26

23

06.0

 
 

 *Magnitude of the eclipse =0.992 : Maximum duration of total phase = 1 min 22s


 

 3- Total Eclipse of the Sun; Sravana 30, 1939 S.E.; August 21, 2017, Monday

          

Not visible in India

Area of Visibility 

        

The eclipse is visible in the region covering Hawaii, N. E. Pacific Ocean, North America, Central America, northern parts of South America, Westernmost tip of Europe and W. Africa.

The path of total eclipses passes through a narrow path in north Pacific Ocean, in the middle of United States and North Atlantic Ocean.            

 

  CIRCUMSTANCES  OF  THE  ECLIPSE

 

 

Universal

Time

Indian

 Standard Time

 

d

  h

m

d

h

 m

Eclipse begins

21

15

47.0

21

21

17.0

Central eclipse begins

21

16

49.1

21

22

19.1

Greatest eclipse*

21

18

25.5

21

23

55.5

Central eclipse ends

21

20

02.1

22

01

32.1

Eclipse ends

21

21

04.3

22

02

34.3

 

*Magnitude of the eclipse = 1.030, Maximum duration of total phase = 2 min 36.0s

 

2- Partial Eclipse of the Moon; Sravana 16, 1939 S.E.; August 7, 2017; Monday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Visible in India


Area of Visibility 

             

The Eclipse will be visible in the region covering Western Pacific Ocean, Oceania, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Europe and Antarctica.

The places from where the beginning of the umbral phase is visible at the time of moonset are western parts of North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean.

The places from where the ending of umbral phase is visible at the time of moonrise are north western parts of Africa, eastern parts of Spain, France and Germany.

 

 CIRCUMSTANCES  OF  THE  ECLIPSE

 

 

Universal

Time

Indian

 Standard Time

 

d

 h

m

d

 h

 m

Moon enters penumbra

7

15

48.1

7

21

18.1

Moon enters umbra

7

17

22.3

7

22

52.3

Middle of the eclipse*

7

18

20.5

7

23

50.5

Moon leaves umbra

7

19

18.7

8

00

48.7

Moon leaves penumbra

7

20

52.9

8

02

22.9

 

*Magnitude of the eclipse = 0.251 (Moon's diam = 1.0).