Everything you need to know about Solar Eclipse in United States and When is The Next Solar Eclipse 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and further years.
When is The Next Solar Eclipse 2021
Next Solar Eclipse 2021 takes place at 07:34:38 on December 4, 2021. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: Antarctica, S. Africa, s Atlantic
When is The Next Solar Eclipse 2022
Next Solar Eclipse 2022
- at 20:42:36 on April 30, 2022. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: se Pacific, s S. America
- at 11:01:19 on October 25, 2022. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: Europe, ne Africa, Mid East, w Asia
When is The Next Solar Eclipse 2023
Next Solar Eclipse 2023
- at 04:17:55 on April 20, 2023. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: se Asia, E. Indies, Australia, Philippines. N.Z. [Hybrid: Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea]
- at 18:00:40 on October 14, 2023. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: N. America, C. America, S. America [Annular: w US, C. America, Colombia, Brazil]
When is The Next Solar Eclipse 2024
Next Solar Eclipse 2024
- at 18:18:29 on April 8, 2024. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: N. America, C. America [Total: Mexico, c US, e Canada]
- at 18:46:13 on October 2, 2024. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: Pacific, s S. America [Annular: s Chile, s Argentina]
When is The Next Solar Eclipse 2025
Next Solar Eclipse 2025
- at 10:48:36 on March 29, 2025. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: nw Africa, Europe, n Russia
- at 19:43:04 on September 2025. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: s Pacific, N.Z., Antarctica
When is The Next Solar Eclipse 2026
Next Solar Eclipse 2026
- at 12:13:05 on February 17, 2026. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: s Argentina & Chile, s Africa, Antarctica [Annular: Antarctica]
- at 17:47:05 on August 12, 2026. Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility: n N. America, w Africa, Europe [Total: Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Spain]
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of new moon, when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall upon Earth’s surface. But whether the alignment produces a total solar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse or an annular solar eclipse depends on several factors, all explained below.
The only total solar eclipse of 2020 wowed skywatchers in South America despite overcast skies. Read our full story and see the photos here!
The fact that an eclipse can occur at all is a fluke of celestial mechanics and time. Since the moon formed about 4.5 billion years ago, it has been gradually moving away from Earth (by about 1.6 inches, or 4 centimeters per year).
Right now the moon is at the perfect distance to appear in our sky exactly the same size as the sun, and therefore block it out. But this is not always true.
How to view the sun safely
To safely observe the sun or watch an eclipse, you need special protective eyewear or eclipse glasses. Basic sunglasses, even those with UV protection, will not sufficiently protect your eyes. If you’re planning to document the eclipse with any photo equipment, there are special solar filters you can add to make sure the remaining ring of sunlight doesn’t take a toll on your vision.
The safest way to observe an eclipse is indirectly, using a pinhole camera that you can make easily at home.
If you must document one of these events, a simple, wide-angle snap should capture the moment, even if you’re using your smartphone camera.