When is the next eclipse?
The next total solar eclipse occurs April 20, 2023 and will be visible from Exmouth, Australia, East-Timor, and Papua New Guinea. Technically, this is a hybrid type of solar eclipse, being very briefly an annular solar eclipse at the beginning and end, and a total solar eclipse for the majority of the track.
These are the next three solar eclipses:
Annular Solar Eclipse of October 14, 2023
This annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023 slices through North America from Oregon to Texas, then across Central America, before crossing the vast Amazon basin of Brazil. Texas is inside the path of both this annular solar eclipse and the next total solar eclipse. Many US national parks in the Four Corners region are inside the path of annular solar eclipse. See our Field Guide for in-depth information, maps and planning tools. You can find our certified safe eclipse glasses here.
Total Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024
The celestial highlight will be the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 across North America from Mazatlán to Newfoundland. This eclipse will have a massive impact for several reasons:
31 million people in the US currently live inside the path of totality, with millions more in Canada and Mexico
The path is within 200 miles of many metropolitan areas of the northeastern US and eastern Canada
The duration of maximum totality is 4 minutes and 28 seconds, nearly twice the duration of the 2017 Great American Eclipse which crossed the US
The maximum width of the eclipse path is 122 miles (197.5 km) and includes Mazatlán, Durango, Torreón, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Evansville, Indianapolis, Dayton, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Montréal
The dramatic Great American Eclipse of 2017 is still fresh in many people’s memories. All who saw it agree it is a peak life experience. We assume that most told family, friends, and neighbors so the anticipation for the 2024 Great American Eclipse will be markedly higher then the lead-up to the 2017 eclipse
The next total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 in North America begins near Matazlan in Mexico, crosses Texas and the US midwest and northeastern states, and after sweeping above eastern provinces of Canada, ends at sunset in the Atlantic Ocean. The maximum duration of totality will be 4 minutes and 27 seconds near Torreon, Mexico. This duration is nearly double the duration of the 2017 Great American Eclipse across the US.
The times used in the countdown clocks are based on the first external contact of the penumbra. That is, when the Moon’s outer shadow first touches the Earth. These time values are from the essential website eclipsewise.com by Fred Espenak.
Total and Annular Solar Eclipses - 2021 to 2030
These are the solar eclipse tracks for this decade. The yellow paths are total solar eclipses and the orange paths are annular solar eclipses. After the 2024 total solar eclipse, these are the total solar eclipses for the remainder of the decade:
August 12, 2026 over Greenland, Iceland, and Spain
August 2, 2027 over northern Africa, Gibraltar, and the Saudi peninsula
July 22, 2028 over Australia and New Zealand
November 25, 2030 over southern Africa and Australia