Path of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2026 Feb 17

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The following table delineates the path of the Moon's antumbral shadow during the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2026 Feb 17 . The geographic coordinates (WGS 84) of the northern and southern limits and the central line are listed at 120-second intervals. This provides adequate detail for making plots of the path on larger scale maps. Local circumstances on the central line include the ratio of the apparent diameters of the Moon to the Sun, the Sun's altitude and azimuth (degrees), the path width (kilometers) and the duration on the central line (minutes and seconds). See the Explanation of the Central Eclipse Path Table for a description of each column in the table.

The geographic visibility of the eclipse is shown on a global map on the Prime Page for the Eclipse which also includes complete details on the eclipse. The path of the eclipse is displayed in greater detail on an interactive Google Map .

Annular Solar Eclipse of 2026 Feb 17
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits73°56.0'S144°41.5'E69°08.0'S128°10.8'E71°57.6'S136°39.7'E 0.959 - 766 km 02m20.9s
11:5075°38.3'S104°09.7'E - - 73°52.3'S121°38.8'E 0.961 242° 683 km 02m20.7s
11:5274°48.6'S098°49.6'E - - 73°45.9'S113°08.1'E 0.961 250° 650 km 02m20.6s
11:5473°53.0'S094°42.2'E - - 73°13.2'S106°53.5'E 0.962 255° 630 km 02m20.4s
11:5672°53.9'S091°24.1'E70°19.5'S120°09.6'E72°28.3'S102°05.2'E 0.962 259° 616 km 02m20.3s
11:5871°53.0'S088°48.4'E70°17.9'S112°36.0'E71°36.6'S098°19.2'E 0.962 10° 262° 607 km 02m20.2s
12:0070°51.2'S086°44.5'E69°45.5'S107°34.4'E70°40.9'S095°20.0'E 0.962 11° 264° 601 km 02m20.1s
12:0269°49.0'S085°05.5'E69°01.4'S103°48.3'E69°42.9'S092°57.5'E 0.963 11° 266° 599 km 02m20.0s
12:0468°46.7'S083°46.7'E68°10.8'S100°53.1'E68°43.5'S091°02.9'E 0.963 12° 267° 598 km 02m19.9s
12:0667°44.6'S082°44.4'E67°16.4'S098°35.9'E67°43.1'S089°32.0'E 0.963 12° 268° 600 km 02m19.8s
12:0866°42.6'S081°55.7'E66°19.4'S096°48.5'E66°42.3'S088°20.1'E 0.963 12° 268° 604 km 02m19.8s
12:1065°40.9'S081°18.7'E65°20.6'S095°25.5'E65°41.2'S087°24.4'E 0.963 12° 268° 609 km 02m19.7s
12:1264°39.5'S080°51.8'E64°20.5'S094°23.2'E64°39.9'S086°42.5'E 0.963 12° 268° 617 km 02m19.6s
12:1463°38.3'S080°33.8'E63°19.2'S093°38.9'E63°38.4'S086°12.8'E 0.963 12° 268° 626 km 02m19.6s
12:1662°37.3'S080°23.8'E62°16.8'S093°11.1'E62°36.7'S085°54.0'E 0.963 12° 268° 637 km 02m19.5s
12:1861°36.3'S080°21.2'E61°13.3'S092°59.2'E61°34.7'S085°45.5'E 0.963 12° 267° 649 km 02m19.5s
12:2060°35.4'S080°25.7'E60°08.2'S093°03.2'E60°32.4'S085°46.9'E 0.963 12° 266° 663 km 02m19.4s
12:2259°34.4'S080°37.1'E59°01.1'S093°24.9'E59°29.5'S085°58.0'E 0.963 11° 266° 678 km 02m19.4s
12:2458°33.0'S080°55.5'E57°51.1'S094°07.9'E58°25.8'S086°19.3'E 0.963 11° 265° 694 km 02m19.4s
12:2657°31.3'S081°21.0'E56°35.8'S095°21.8'E57°21.0'S086°51.8'E 0.962 10° 264° 712 km 02m19.3s
12:2856°28.8'S081°54.5'E55°08.4'S097°38.6'E56°14.4'S087°37.7'E 0.962 262° 729 km 02m19.3s
12:3055°25.4'S082°36.7'E - - 55°05.3'S088°40.3'E 0.962 261° 745 km 02m19.4s
12:3254°20.5'S083°29.5'E - - 53°51.8'S090°07.2'E 0.962 259° 758 km 02m19.4s
12:3453°13.5'S084°35.8'E - - 52°29.7'S092°17.9'E 0.961 257° 764 km 02m19.5s
12:3652°03.1'S085°59.8'E - - 50°28.7'S097°30.3'E 0.960 252° 748 km 02m19.7s
Limits47°29.1'S096°24.0'E53°29.4'S102°41.1'E50°06.5'S099°01.7'E 0.960 - 741 km 02m19.7s

ΔT = 72.1 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse12:13:05.812:11:53.764°43.1'S086°26.3'E 12.3° 268.3° 616.2 km02m19.63s
Greatest Duration11:49:27.411:48:15.371°57.6'S136°39.7'E 0.0° 228.4° 765.7 km02m20.93s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2026 Feb 17

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2026 Feb 17 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. Although the predictions are first calculated in Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD), they are then converted to Universal Time (UT1) as presented here. The parameter ΔT is used to convert between the two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 72.1 seconds for this eclipse.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this website is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, EclipseWise.com"

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