Click To Enlarge Annular & Hybrid Solar Eclipse Map
ANNULAR & HYBRID
On the Left is a Map Showing the Sun's Shadow during Annular & Hybrid Solar Eclipses
Hybrid Solar Eclipses: The Moon's Shadow clips the Earth either at the beginning of the Eclipse or at the beginning & the end. So the beginningof the Hybrid eclipse is Annular ... then the eclipse becomes Total for some parts of the viewing Earth ... afterward; it either stays that way or for some; it goes back to Annular. Thus, the Moon's shadow doesn't entirely block the view of the Sun during the entire Hybrid Eclipse Transit. Roughly 03% of Eclipses are Hybrid. You may see a glowing outer ring & a dark center with a thicker patch of light across the top.
Annular Solar Eclipses: The Moon is centered on the Sun during the Eclipse; but the Moon is on the far side of its elliptical orbit around the Earth... so it doesn't quite cover the entire Sun. Annular Eclipses presents an invisible center Sun; with a "Ring of Fire" around the clear center. So, you get a "Circle of Fire in the Sky".
T O T A L
On the Right is a Map showing all the Total Solar Eclipse Paths from 2001 thru 2025
The Map shows where the Sun's Shadow will be the strongest...and where its effects may also be strongest.
Often there occur major changes in countries or places where the Eclipse Shadow is the most concentrated
The Black Star shows point of Greatest Eclipse
Click to Enlarge Total Solar Eclipse Map
Current or Upcoming Solar Eclipses
15 February 2018 - Partial Solar Eclipse
Point of Greatest Eclipse
South Pole Eclipse: Antarctica & South America's Southern Regions
Current or Upcoming Lunar Eclipses
To the Right
is the Eclipse Path for the
Lunar Eclipse of 31 Jan 2018 11º Leo 37' (3rd Mundane House) [ Pacific Rim Eclipse ]