When is the next solar eclipse?


Between the years 2001 and 2100 there will be 224 eclipses, with 68 of them total. For the most recent and the next solar eclipse see our maps below. You will only be able to see a solar eclipse if you are in a location within the path of the eclipse shadow across the planet, which varies completely for every single eclipse. In terms of seeing one, everything about a solar eclipse is specific to one day along a clearly defined route across the globe.

If you are anywhere along the eclipse path for a specific event, you will – weather-permitting - see some form of eclipse on the specified date. Along part of that path, the eclipse will be total, meaning the moon's silhouette will completely cover the sun for the very short period of darkness known as 'totality'. There will also be part of the path where the Sun will appear partly eclipsed. During East Africa's annular eclipse, however, the moon won't quite cover the sun - leaving a spectacular, blazing "ring of fire" around the moon's silhouette. And anywhere on earth not on the path of a particular eclipse will not notice anything odd at all!

July 2, 2019: total eclipse

Dec 4, 2021: total eclipse

Festivals & events


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American Wilderness Astronomy Festivals

Astronomy festivals in US national parks offer amazing backdrops for spectacular star gazing, combining wilderness with good access, facilities and experts on hand. Utah's Bryce Canyon astronomy festival (June) takes place amid surreal eroded rock pillars called hoodoos, while Nevada's Great Basin National Park astrofest (September) offers fantastic telescopes to help peer at some of America's finest night skies.
If you'd like to chat about solar eclipses or need help finding a holiday to suit you we're very happy to help.
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Photo credits: [When to go: Igor Kovalchuk] [how does it work: Kyle Greenberg] [national park: LassenNPS]
Written by Norman Miller
Solar eclipse holiday in Argentina 2019

Solar eclipse holiday in Argentina 2019

8-day tour to Argentina for the 2019 Total Solar Eclipse

From £2295 8 Days ex flights
Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

Winter activities & Aurora hunting in the Finnish wilderness

From £1495 5 Days inc UK flights
Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice

Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice

Photographic trip in the stunning west and southeast Iceland

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