Eclipse Dates for the Next Two Years

The following are the solar and lunar eclipses for the next two years:

April 29, 2014: Annular Eclipse of the Sun. This solar eclipse is not visible from North America. (The annular solar eclipse is visible from Antarctica and Australia).

October 8, 2014: Total Eclipse of the Moon. This lunar eclipse will be fully visible from Western North America (and Alaska and Hawaii), but observers in Eastern North America will only be able to see part of the eclipse before the Moon sets below the horizon. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 1:14 am PDT (4:14 am EDT) on October 8th and will leave the penumbra at 6:35 am PDT (9:35 am EDT).

October 23, 2014: Partial Eclipse of the Sun. This partial solar eclipse is visible from most of North America (but not Hawaii). Western North America will see the full extent of the eclipse, while Eastern North America will only see the very beginning of the eclipse before the Sun sets below the horizon. The eclipse will begin at 12:38 pm PDT on October 23rd and will end at 4:52 pm, however the times during which the eclipse is visible from any specific location will vary significantly, with the eclipse typically starting between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm (PDT) and ending 2 – 3 hours later (or whenever the Sun sets below the horizon). For example, from San Francisco the eclipse will be visible from 1:51 pm to 4:32 pm (PDT).

March 20, 2015: Total Eclipse of the Sun. This eclipse will not be visible from North America but will be visible from Greenland, Iceland, Europe, North Africa, and northwestern Asia.

April 4, 2015: Total Eclipse of the Moon. This eclipse will be visible from North America. The eclipse will be best observed from the western states and provinces. The Moon will set during the eclipse for observers in the eastern regions. It will enter the penumbra at 5:00 a.m. EDT and the umbra at 6:15 a.m. The Moon will leave the umbra at 9:45 a.m. and the penumbra at 11:01 a.m.

September 13, 2015: Partial Eclipse of the Sun. This partial eclipse will not be visible from North America but will be visible from parts of southern Africa, the southern half of Madagascar, the southern Indian Ocean, and the eastern part of Antarctica.

September 27, 2015: Total Eclipse of the Moon. This eclipse will be visible from North America. The eclipse will be best viewed from the eastern half of North America. The Moon will be rising during the eclipse for western regions. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 8:10 p.m. EDT and the umbra at 9:07 p.m. on September 27th; totality begins at 10:11 p.m. The Moon will leave the umbra at 11:24 p.m.and the penumbra at 1:24 a.m. on September 28th.