15 February 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse
A partial eclipse of the Sun will occur on Thursday, 15 February, 2018, from 18:55–22:47 UTC.
This partial solar eclipse will be visible in southern South America, including many locations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and in Antarctica. The eclipse will also be visible from some areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
To follow and understand the imminent Partial Solar Eclipse, from the beginning to the end,
we simulated the event with SaVoir!
Partial solar eclipses happen when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.
During a partial solar eclipse, the Moon, the Sun and Earth don't align in a perfectly straight line, and the Moon casts only the outer part of its shadow, the penumbra, on Earth.
While the Moon's umbra only covers a very small area of Earth at most, the penumbra can envelop whole continents and oceans.
Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on 13 Jul 2018!