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Annular Eclipse “RING of Fire” February 26, 2017

Annular Eclipse “RING of Fire” February 26, 2017

On February 26, 2017, an annular eclipse will take place over the Southern Hemisphere. This event will occur along a very narrow path that starts over the South Pacific Ocean, crossing South America, the Atlantic Ocean and will end in Africa.

A much larger swath of the world can watch a partial solar eclipse to the north and south of this annular eclipse path. Because the new moon is too far away to totally cover over the solar disk, an annular eclipse showcases an annulus – or ring – of sunshine encircling the new moon silhouette. A “ring of fire” eclipse.

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