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The Next Total Solar Eclipse

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The next total eclipse of the Sun is April 8, 2024

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The next total solar eclipse is April 8, 2024. Get ready for a dazzling, awe-inspiring event crossing North America. See a complete list of dates (through 2099) to determine when total solar eclipses are visible from the U.S. and Canada.

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

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.

The chances of observing a total solar eclipse from your backyard are very rare; Totality exists only along a narrow path on Earth’s surface.

On average, a total eclipse occurs only once every 385 years at any one spot on Earth!

Mark these solar eclipse dates on your calendar so you don’t miss any of this century’s spectacles!

Total Solar Eclipse Dates Visible from U.S. and Canada

  • April 8, 2024. The next total eclipse for North America will come on April 8th. Totality will be visible in a narrow strip, moving from Mexico in a northeasterly direction through Texas up to Maine and through southeast Canada. See the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Guide and Map!
  • August 23, 2044. Begins at sunrise on the Montana border and moves through the Canadian Prairie provinces toward the North Pole.
  • August 12, 2045. The longest total phase in U.S. history—6 minutes, crossing from west to east!
  • May 11, 2078 and May 1, 2079. These two solar eclipses will both be visible in the United States. In Canada, the second one will be visible only in the Maritime provinces.
  • September 14, 2099. Visible in the north-central and mid-Atlantic states, and southwestern Canada.

See our current Eclipse Calendar for all types of solar and lunar eclipses in the coming year.

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