Solar Eclipse Dates for the Next Two Years

A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, blocking out its light. Although the entire eclipse can last a couple of hours, its spectacular total phase lasts only a few minutes. Learn more about solar eclipses.

Video: Total Solar Eclipse on March 9, 2016 (in Indonesia). Credit: SLOOH.

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

February 15, 2018: Partial Eclipse of the Sun. This eclipse is not visible from North America but can be viewed from Antarctica, southern South America, and the Falkland Islands.

July 13, 2018: Partial Eclipse of the Sun. This eclipse is not visible from North America but can be viewed from Antarctica, Tasmania, southern South Australia, and Stewart Island.