The total solar eclipse appearing tonight in the USA may be one of the most viewed in history.
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There will be no total solar eclipse in 2018 so you will have long time until the next one which will be July, 2 2019, when it will be seen across South America and the Pacific Ocean.
The eclipse travelling coast-to-coast across the US today is the first total solar eclipse to do so in 99 years.
On average, a Solar Eclipse’s path will cross where you live once every 375 years.
What about the next ten years?
On December 14, 2020, there will be a total solar eclipse that again crosses South America, some of the Atlantic , the Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
December 4, 2021 there will be a total solar eclipse passing the south of Australia, some of South America, and all of Antarctica.
There will be a total solar eclipse that crosses south-east Asia, Australia, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
April, 8, 2024 there will be a total solar eclipse in western Europe, North America, some of northern South America and the Arctic.
There will be a total solar eclipse on August, 12 2026 in Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, North America, and the Arctic.
There will also be one in 2028 on July, 22 that spans across Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean.
In 2029 there will be a total solar eclipse that’s path crosses Australia on July 22.
What other eclipses will there be?
There will be a total lunar eclipse January 31, 2018 which will be visible in most places across the world except western Europe, West Africa and eastern South America.
There will be another total lunar eclipse in 2018 in July, 27, and it will be visible from all of Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
There will also be annular eclipses, this is when the moon blocks out the sun but not completely so there is a ring of light around the shadow of the moon, and we don’t experience complete totality.