Annular Solar Eclipse- full details – Sunday 26th February 2017 (and deciphering scientific diagram)

Annular Solar Eclipse- full details – Sunday 26th February 2017 (and deciphering scientific diagram)

As you know we’ve already had the penumbral Lunar Eclipse a week and a half ago, and the counterpart ..  the Solar Eclipse will be occurring in a few days(Eclipses always occur in pairs, separated by 2 weeks).

I’ve downloaded the detailed Eclipse-diagram of visibility / location data from NASA website (Eclipse diagram/data (c) Fred Espenak – link at the bottom).

Ring of Fire & Diamond ring :

photo credit-  wikipedia.  Annular Eclipse – Nevada- 20th May 2012 by user smrgeoh

Annular Solar Eclipse is when the Moon eclipses the Sun (as viewed from Earth by us)..  but moon does not fully cover the Sun.  So at the greatest Eclipse, the Moon covers the central disc of the Sun..but there is a ring of Sun showing around it – the so called Ring of Fire.  During the progress of this Eclipse (while its getting into the `greatest Eclipse’ position slowly..and also afterwards, there is also an effect called the Diamond Ring .. that can be seen on the edges of the moon..  (called Baily’s Beads- caused by light shining through valleys on the Moon’s surface).




Annular Solar Eclipse (26Feb2017) Details:

How long is this Eclipse?

Important point to remember is that, at any one location on the Earth, the actual Solar Eclipse is only visible for few minutes at most.   BUT it will be seen at different parts of the world at various times..  and at each part ..for slightly different duration.

Maximum Eclipse duration:

This happens around 13:16hrs UT,  and for a duration of  1 min 22 seconds..  and will be visible only for those at South pacific ocean…off the coast of Chile!  (Note: Although the Sun is Eclipsed for the longest at this point, it is not covered the most amount at this point.  That happens later..but for a shorter duration).

Greatest Eclipse and its duration:

This is when the largest amount of the Sun is covered by the Moon..  and  takes place at 14:53 hrs  (Universal Time), and will be visible for 44 seconds, from a point in South Atlantic Ocean.   (note: sometimes the Greatest Eclipse happens for lesser duration).

Penumbral start & end of Eclipse:

There are two types of shadows formed by the Moon when it comes in front of the Sun..  ie the shadow that Earth Passes through.  Umbral shadow is the darkest part, where from under it, we see nothing of the Sun.  Penumbral shadow is a more lighter part, and we will see the Sun through it..

  • P1 : The Penumbral part of the eclipse will be first visible at  12:10hrs   UT  (seen from South pacific ocean…off the coast of Chile as Sun rises for them locally).
  • P4:  The penumbral part of the Eclipse will be last visible at 17:36 hrs UT (seen from Africa – Zambia/  Botswana – before night falls locally there)

The Umbral  Eclipse data:

This is when the Sun is actually visibly blocked by a dark disc (Moon coming between us and the Sun).  In scientific  notations, we give this 4 sets of readings..  when it first starts (first contact/ start of Umbral Eclipse; 2nd contact;  when Eclipse begins to end; when final umbral eclipse fully ends.

  • U1 : 13:15 hrs UT
  • U2 : 13:16 hrs UT
  • Greatest Eclipse :  14:53 hrs UT
  • U3 : 16:30 hrs UT
  • U4 : 16:31 hrs UT

Here are the NASA diagrams created/provided  by Fred Espanak, where all this data has been taken from:



Below, for those interested in scientific notations and wanting to learn, is an annotated diagram showing sections  where the Eclipse Data can be obtained.  All annotations (c) Mani Navasothy) .


Annotations on an Eclipse Data diagram .  Annotations (c) Mani Navasothy  feb2017

I’ll be adding a general astrological chart (drawn for the moment of greatest Eclipse and it’s location) later.  (going to take a bit of work) .

-Mani Navasothy

ps.  If you are interested in doing Esoteric / ritual magical work / energy work, during the Eclipses, I have written a workbook (probably the world’s first book on Eclipse Magic).  here’s the link to buying it.

BUY – Eclipse Magic Workbook   £18




Solar & Lunar Eclipses – March & Sept 2016 (pt1)

The Eclipses are coming!  Are you ready for the deeper magical work and to stellar engineer your lives?    Well,  let me kick this off with a basic infographics, showing the times/ dates and types of eclipses that will be occurring in March 2016 and September 2016.   I’ll be collating and sharing (blogging) astronomy  graphics, animations, as well as my own astrology charts for the date/time of each Eclipse ..(check my blog over the next few days/ weeks).

Eclipses 2016 - dates (c) Mani Navasothy

Lunar & Solar Eclipses in 2016 – / Mani Navasothy


Best wishes

-Mani Navasothy

ps. For those interested, my books on Eclipse Magic are available to buy as pdf from my own sites, or as e-books or print-books from amazon.   here’s the link to all that stuff Eclipse Magic website


How to do Eclipse Magic- a 10 min video

If you are a magician, Wiccan, Witch, Wizard, Druid or a pagan who practises magical works at full moons or new moons,’s an even more powerful an opportunity to undertake deeper magical works! In the video above,  made last year, I explain  what eclipse magic is, and some immediate `magical works’ anyone can do at this Eclipse..  to tap into the esoteric energies of it…and use it for personal, psychic or magical developments..  (If nothing else, think of it as a new moon in Taurus! )

Just to clarify- We’re about to have a Solar Eclipse within the next 24 hours (just after midnight in UK on Friday ).. where the `new moon’  will be blocking out the Sun..but not fully. The moon is relatively `smaller’ than the Sun this time a ring of fire of the edge of the Sun will be visible.. (not to be seen by naked eye for safety reasons ofcourse).

Although this one (in Taurus) can not be seen by people in some parts of the World, it’s long term influence will be upon everyone..

This by the way is the 2nd of the traditional Eclipse pair – that is to say, we have already had a lunar eclipse 2 weeks ago so here is the Solar Eclipse.

BUT here’s the big think..  we will be having another (Penumbral) Lunar Eclipse in another 2 weeks time.. Penumbral..  but still an Eclipse of the (Sagittarian) full moon..on 25th May..

So You can start some magical works now..(10th May) .and carry it to conclusion on the 25th May..

So go on..  Stellar Engineer your life..   !

Good Luck..

-Mani Navasothy

ps. There is one sting in the tail..   the 3rd wave of that Pluto-Square-Uranus is coming in a week or so..  I’ll write about that later..(It takes place between this solar and the next lunar eclipse..  And the same will happen later in the year between the next Eclipse-pair in October-November 2013).



Eclipse Magic Workbook (kindle & pdf versions)

Kindle page for `Eclipse Magic Workbook’ 

Astrology: Eclipses of 2013

Solar Eclipse (graphics) by Mani


Buy `Eclipse Magic Workbook’ (122 pages) – in Amazon Kindle edition ($7) or as pdf eBook (£9)

Some may know that I am rather partial to Eclipses, and do quite a bit of personal esoteric/ magical works at times of Eclipses. I’ve written a book about this (Eclipse Magic Workbook, published May 2012, .

I have been looking at the Eclipse data for next year  (there’s still 2 more left for THIS year by the way, on 13th & 28h November!)

Eclipse Data for 2013—————————————————–


25th April’13 –  Partial Lunar Eclipse. 5′ in Scorpio

10th May’13 – Annular Solar Eclipse. 19′ Taurus.

25th May’13 – Annular Lunar Eclipse. 4′ Sagittarius.


18th October’13 – Annular Lunar Eclipse. 25′ Aries.

3rd Nov’13.  Solar Eclipse. 11′ Scorpio.


Here’s some links to previous blog posts on Eclipses

  • Link1 Fears & Phobias of Eclipses
  • Link2 Rahu & Ketu – demons who swallowed the Sun & Moon
  • Link3 Interview with an Eclipse Magician
  • Link4   Lunar Eclipe: Explanation graphics

-Mani Navasothy

Astrological mine-fields: Pluto & Uranus transits 18th-29th September 2012

Storm warming!

18th September:   Pluto stationary

Pluto (in Capricorn) has been going retrograde and finally stands still (stationary) before beginning to inch forward. This cosmic gere change is going to be intense and jarring.  Smallest things can set people off..into biggest explosions. But as it’s a stationary-direct motion, it’s a brilliant time to do the `re-birth’, assuming people have been going through the `death’ (symbolically) already..  for Pluto rules death-rebirth and transformations.

19th Sept:  Pluto squares retrograde-Uranus

Okay this is ultra dangerous!  The bit I just said about pluto energy..smallest thing exploring..   well, this is what provides the fuel..or rather lights the fuse..or both!    Uranus rules sudden activities, shocks, changes, well as rebellious inclinations. It’s squaring Pluto.   This is predominantly the most disruptive force that can come close to the whole `end of the world’ triggers. Thankfully we are not at war..and no one (to our knowledge) has their finger on nuclear buttons..

 20th Sept:    Mercury squares Uranus    & Mercury opposes Pluto

Well, adding to the volatile mix of the above energies is the impulsive, silver but short tongue or fast-footed Mercury!   Another trigger…mis-communication! Big time.. Only blessing is that mercury is not retrograding.. but it can do plenty of harm..under this double interactions with the other 2.  It’s a day to go on a silent retreat…perhaps? Watch out for the mind playing tricks, or mulling too much on the past…or closing in on so much you feel your head will explode.   (I never write things I haven;t experienced..)

27th sept: Mars Squares Venus.  

Not exactly a walk in the park, even though the heavy weights Pluto & Uranus are not involved. This can hit the heart.  Relationship dynamics.. Sex related matters..  (well, all that pluto transits are still in the air.. especially for the next day!)

29th Sept: Sun opposes Uranus   & Sun squares pluto.

It’s as if the battle comes home! No where to run..  This is going to hit you, your vitality, health or energies.   Play it well, and resolve issues, and this has the potential to release huge energies within you…which you can tap for going forward. Miss the resolutions, and you may have to wait for the next such opportunity…and getting both together is not going to happen in many years. So be a Lion.. Fight the demons from the dark.. and free your self first..before rescuing the princess from some tower!


ps. There’s going to be a pair of Solar & Lunar Eclipse in November’12..  and I’ll be releasing my `Eclipse magic workbook’ in kindle soon with extra helpful webinars & videos (free).  If you can;t wait, you can get the pdf version NOW  pls check out Ta.  

Eclipse Magic Workbook – by Mani Navasothy. Stellar Engineer your life!