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The Next 9 Full Solar Eclipses That'll Cross the United States

United States Astronomy
by Morgane Croissant Apr 5, 2024

Whether you have made plans to see the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, or can’t make it, know that there will always be more to come. While there were only seven years between the last two solar eclipses visible in the US (August 2017 and April 2024), you’ll have to wait nine years to see the amazing spectacle of the Moon obscuring the Sun again in the country.

The next total solar eclipse that will be visible in the US will take place in Alaska in 2033, more specifically in the Far North and the Southwest regions of the state. However, getting to Alaska to see a total solar eclipse will likely not be easy, so you might want to wait until 2044 when a total solar eclipse will be visible in Montana and North Dakota, or even 2045 when another one will cross the entire country and be observable in 11 states.

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If that feels like too long to wait, you can always prepare for the next total lunar eclipse, which will take place on March 14, 2025. That night, the Earth will block the Sun’s light and projects its shadow on the full Moon, making for a fantastic show that will be observable in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Another option to catch an earlier total solar eclipse is to travel abroad. There will be one visible from Greenland, Iceland, and Spain in August 2026, and one observable from Morocco, Spain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia in August 2027.

In the meantime, you can plan to see other spectacular celestial phenomena, such as the northern lights, which are regularly visible in Alaska and the continental US, or look for the Milky Way and other bright stars in some of the country’s 60-plus Dark Sky Parks.

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