When will our next solar eclipse be? ‘Secret’ Solar Eclipses and ‘Rings of Fire’ Coming Soon to North America

As you may know, a partial solar eclipse is taking place today on planet Earth. Unfortunately, it’s only possible to see it from Chile, where observers will see up to 54% of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon just before sunset. Expect incredible photos!

North America is experiencing a golden age of solar eclipses. You’ve probably heard of the next total solar eclipse in North America in 2024. Just a few weeks ago, the two-year countdown began until what will be jaw-dropping totality on the 8th April 2024.

However, there are many other solar eclipses in North America that have not been so well publicized.

In fact, in the rest of this decade, no less than six solar eclipses will be visible from the United States and Canada!

These are the solar eclipses that North America will have in the 2020s.

1. A “Ring of Fire” Annular Solar Eclipse in 2023

Date: October 14, 2023

A perfect “ring of fire” lasting approximately 4 minutes 40 seconds will be visible from over 20 of the top national parks in the Southwestern United States. Inside the 125-mile-wide “Path of Annularity” will be Crater Lake National Parks, Bryce Canyon National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument, with a high chance of clear skies over the plateau. from Colorado. The path then crosses the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan.

Here’s everything you need to know about the annular solar eclipse in 2023.

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2. The 2024 “Greater North America” total solar eclipse

Date: April 8, 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse lasting a maximum of 4 minutes 28 seconds will be visible from parts of Mexico, 13 U.S. states, and eastern Canada as the Moon’s central shadow sweeps across the continent in 139 magical minutes. It will occur exactly 6 years, 7 months and 18 days after the “Great American Eclipse” on Monday August 21, 2017.

Here’s everything you need to know about the “Great North American Eclipse” of 2024, which will be by far the most impressive natural event of the decade.

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3. The northeast sees a notch of the Sun in 2026

Date: August 12, 2026

Europe’s first total solar eclipse in a few years will be best seen from Iceland and Spain, so it will be a great partial event in North America. Alaska, remote northern parts of Canada and Newfoundland will see 50% of the Sun blocked by the Moon, while at least one eclipse will be visible as far south as North Carolina.

New York will see a 10% partial solar eclipse, Boston 16% and Quebec 25%.

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4. The partially eclipsed sunrise from Newfoundland in 2027

Date: August 2, 2027

You really shouldn’t stay in North America for this one. Although parts of Newfoundland will see about 30% of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon at sunrise, this is a solar eclipse you should travel to experience.

That’s because it will be one of the longest solar eclipses in the next 20 years, lasting a staggering six minutes and 23 seconds of totality in Egypt. If you have ever dreamed of going to visit the ancient city of Luxor and the valley of the kings and the valley of the queens, this is a great opportunity.

5. The ‘Go South’ ring finger 2028 solar eclipse

Date: January 26, 2028

Hardened eclipse hunters after seeing a “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse will either be in the Galapagos Islands to view it at sunrise or Mallorca in Spain to view it at sunset.

However, it will also be a reasonably large partial eclipse over much of eastern North America. The further south you go, the greater the bite of the Sun the Moon seems to take, with Key West seeing an eclipse of 18%.

6. The ‘Go North’ Partial 2029 solar eclipse

Date: January 14, 2029

That’s roughly what’s in North America between the 2024 total solar eclipse and the 2033 total solar eclipse in Alaska. There will be four partial solar eclipses in 2029, with the first seeing up to 75% of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon almost exclusively from Mexico, the United States and Canada.

This time, the farther north you are, the more your experience will be eclipsed, with Seattle getting 71%, Billings, Montana 71%, Vancouver 72% and New York 40%.

However, the place to be will be Yellowknife in Canada, where a sunrise with an 81% eclipse will be visible…perhaps after a night of viewing the Northern Lights.

Disclaimer: I am the editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com and author of “The Complete Guide to the Great North American Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024.

I wish you clear skies and big eyes.

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