When is the solar Eclipse in 2017. Get dates of both solar eclipses of 2017 along should know facts, and which counties can see february and august solar eclipse 2017 with live feed.

Solar Eclipse 2017 - February / August Solar Eclipse 2017?

In 2017, a total of two solar eclipse will occur. A solar eclipse (or solar eclipse) is an astronomical phenomenon which during the day light of the sun does not reach the observer, by a celestial body (usually the moon) in the path of the light condition.

When is the Solar Eclipse 2017?

1. The 1st Solar Eclipse 2017 will happen on February 26 2017 at 14:54:33 UTC. Which is Sunday, and it is 9th week and 57th day of the gregorian year. It will be a annular solar eclipse and can be seen in morning from Southern America and it ends in south-western Africa at sunset.

2. The 2nd Solar Eclipse 2017 will happen on August 21, 2017 at 18:26:40 UTC. Which is Monday, and it is 34th week and 233rd day of the gregorian year. It will be a total Solar eclipse which phases can be seen from all of North America, northern South America, western Europe, and Africa.


Solar eclipses occur when the Earth, moon and sun are aligned exactly with the moon in the middle. A solar eclipse can be observed only at a portion of the earth. The shadow of the moon is an ellipse on the surface, but is circular when the shadow cone is perpendicular to the surface.

Types of Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses are divided into four different types: total, ring-shaped, hybrid and in partial.
In the total solar eclipse type, the sun is entirely obscured by the moon. A total solar eclipse can take up more than 7 minutes as in June 1955, June 1973 and then again in June 2150. In ring-shaped or annular type, the sun is partially obscured by the moon with the sun is a luminous border around the moon. An annular eclipse can take up to a little over twelve minutes as in December 1937, December 1955 and December 1973. And in partial solar eclipse, the sun is partially obscured by the moon where the moon appears to take a bite out of the sun.

Solar Eclipse Eye Protection

Only total solar eclipses with the naked eye can be seen without protection, but for a partial or annular eclipse protection is needed. Looking straight into the sun may damage retina irreparably with permanent blindness or visual impairment as a result. Only a specially designed eclipse glasses or goggles with at least factor 14 offer sufficient protection.