The next total solar eclipse: when and where to expect it?

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Monday's total solar eclipse, one of the most anticipated events of 2024, came and went. Millions of people were in the path of the total eclipse, with the moon completely blocking the face of the sun from view, and skywatchers enjoyed stunning views, despite cloudy conditions in some locations.

If you miss the opportunity to view the eclipse for any reason, you will have to wait a bit to get a similar experience in the same area. But if the excitement over this year's eclipses is any indication, it's never too early to plan the next one.

An annular solar eclipse, in which the moon blocks only some of the sunlight and creates a spectacular “ring of fire” effect, will be visible over Chile and Argentina in South America on October 2, according to the British Daily Mail. NASA.

The next total solar eclipse will not occur until August 12, 2026, said Amir Kaspi, principal scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. That eclipse will pass significantly over Greenland, Iceland, Spain, Russia and a small part of Portugal, and the partial eclipse will be visible in parts of Europe, Africa and North America.

Caspi said that scientists expect another total solar eclipse to occur over the Egyptian pyramids on August 2, 2027, and the total eclipse is expected to last for more than six minutes.

The United States won't even be able to catch a glimpse of a total solar eclipse again March 30, 2033Even then, the Russia-centered route includes only Alaska, lasting a total of 2 minutes and 37 seconds. A partial solar eclipse will shine over most parts of the country during this celestial event.

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Much has been made of the fact that a total solar eclipse will no longer be visible even from the contiguous United States August 22, 2044But the total eclipse will only occur in North Dakota and Montana.

The next total solar eclipse will occur with a coast-to-coast path spanning the lower 48 states on August 12, 2045. The path of totality will lie over California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. and Florida, with a partial eclipse visible in other states.

If you can't shake eclipse fever after Monday's celestial event, it may be worth traveling to see another event.

Here are some of the upcoming total solar eclipses that are cutting paths to inspire travelers around the world:

July 22, 2028: Australia and New Zealand

November 25, 2030: Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Australia

March 20, 2034: Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China

September 2, 2035: China, North and South Korea, Japan

July 13, 2037: Australia and New Zealand

December 26, 2038: Australia and New Zealand

April 30, 2041: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia

April 20, 2042: Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines

April 9, 2043: Russia

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