Solar Eclipses are some of the most impressive astronomical events of all! They usually occur two to four times a year but are only visible from specific areas of the world. The most incredible ones, total solar eclipses, are more rare and only occur every few years.
Here, we wanted to make a clear table that is easy to navigate showing all upcoming solar eclipses for the next 80 years or so, so we gathered the most important information we could find about these and entered them into a table.
Note: The data below was gathered from both the NASA solar eclipse pages and Wikipedia.
Below you will find a table showing information about the upcoming solar eclipses. It is pretty straight-forward but here is what you will see:
Date - The date the eclipse will occur. Clicking on the date will open up a Wikipedia page with more information about that particular eclipse.
Peak Time - The time of "Greatest Eclipse" letting you when exactly the sun will be the most covered during the transit of the moon.
Type - The type of the eclipse. There are three main types of solar eclipses, but four different ones in total:
1) Total Solar Eclipse
A total eclipse is what you typically picture when you think of a solar eclipse. When a total eclipse occurs, the moon covers up the sun entirely as it passes in front of it. The path the moon follows during a total eclipse is known as the "path of totality".
2) Annular Solar Eclipse
An annular solar eclipse is very similar to a total eclipse, but can be even more impressive! Here, the moon still follows the path of totality, but does not completely cover the Sun. Instead, the light of the sun is still slightly visible all around, giving us viewers an incredible "Ring of fire". This occurs because the moon appears a bit smaller that the sun due to its current distance from Earth.
3) Partial Solar Eclipse
A partial solar eclipse happens when there is no path to totality. Instead, the moon passes in front of the sun but covers mostly one side of it. A partial solar eclipse can cover almost the entire sun, or just a tiny bit of it, it all depends on what path the moon is following from where you are observing,. For a happy few somewhere on Earth, they will be just at the right spot to observe a total (or annular) solar eclipse.
4) Hybrid Solar Eclipse
The rarest type of solar eclipse is a hybrid solar eclipse. Here, the eclipse switches from "total" to "annular" depending on your observing location. For example, you might be witnessing a total solar eclipse from Argentina, but your friend living in Norway may see an annular eclipse instead. (This is a terrible example as it is very unlikely that you could witness the same total eclipse from these two locations on the same day, but you get the point).
Duration - The total duration of the eclipse from beginning to start. Shown here in minutes and seconds.
Coordinates - The location in coordinates to the best viewing place to see the eclipse. Clicking on the coordinates will open a GeoHack page containing lots of information about the location.
All upcoming Solar Eclipses until the year 2100
And there you have it! All the upcoming solar eclipses between now and... the year 2100!
Do you plan on traveling to a location soon just to photograph the next eclipse? If so, we'd love to see your photos! Make sure to attach them in the comments below and let us know where they were taken from!