[Total Solar Eclipse: 2023]
The Next Eight
For each eclipse, a map of the path of totality (in dark blue) and the accompanying partial region (in pale blue), is shown. The red regions indicate where the eclipse occurs at sunrise or sunset. The shaded area is the night side of the Earth. The red asterisk along the path of totality indicates the location of greatest eclipse where the eclipse is at its longest. The second red astersisk indicates where the Sun is overhead (the sub-solar point) at the moment of greatest eclipse.
The general locations where the eclipse is total are listed along with the maximum width of the path of totality and the maximum duration of the total phase.
More details, bigger and more detailed maps, tables of the path of totality, weather details and lots more can be obtained from Fred Espenak a year or two before the eclipse is due.
The following maps are all © Fred Espenak.
8 April 2024
Pacific Ocean, Mexico, USA, Eastern Canada, Northern Atlantic Ocean.|
A small partial eclipse will be visible at sunset in the UK.
Maximum path width: 198 km
Maximum duration of totality: 4m 28s
12 August 2026
Northern Greenland, Western Iceland, Portugal, Spain.|
Maximum path width: 294 km
Maximum duration of totality: 2m 18s
A large partial eclipse will be visible from the UK.
2 August 2027
The Atlantic Ocean, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Indian Ocean.|
Maximum path width: 258 km
Maximum duration of totality: 6m 23s
A partial eclipse will be visible from the UK.
22 July 2028
Indian Ocean, Australia, New Zealand.|
Maximum path width: 230 km
Maximum duration of totality: 5m 10s
25 November 2030
Southern Africa, Southern Indian Ocean, Australia.|
Maximum path width: 169 km
Maximum duration of totality: 3m 44s
14 November 2031
A Hybrid Eclipse, total for most of its length. Pacific Ocean.|
Maximum path width: 38 km
Maximum duration of totality: 1m 08s
30 March 2033
A polar eclipse in the Arctic, Eastern Siberia and Alaska.|
Maximum path width: 781 km
Maximum duration of totality: 2m 37s
20 March 2034
Atlantic Ocean, West Africa, Central Africa, northern Sudan, southern Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, western China.|
Maximum path width: 159 km
Maximum duration of totality: 4m 09s
|Angular Diameter of the Moon||33'39''||29'22''||31'05.16''||Angular Diameter of the Sun||32'36''||31'32''||31'59.26''|
On average the Moon is not large enough (as seen from the Earth) to cover the Sun completely. The Moon must be closer than average to cover the Sun completely. This is why Annular eclipses are more common than Total eclipses.
|Solar Eclipses per Century||238|
|Maximim Number of Solar Eclipses per Year||5|
|Minimum Number of Solar Eclipses per Year||2|
|Maximim Number of Total Solar Eclipses per Year||3|
|Minimum Number of Total Solar Eclipses per Year||0|
|Longest Possible (Theoretical)||7m 31s|
|Longest in 20th Century (20 June 1955)||7m 08s|
|Longest in 21st Century (22 July 2009)||6m 39s|
|Longest from 1001 to 2000 (9 June 1062)||7m 21s|
|Longest from 2001 to 3000 (16 July 2186)||7m 29s|
|Longest in Recorded History (15 June 744BC)||7m 28s|
All dates Western Calendar.
Fred Espenak (NASA)
Past and future eclipses - reports, maps and information from NASA's Fred Espenak. This is the best place to obtain eclipse information and maps.
Small or large amounts of CE approved eclipse glasses as used by the BBC.