Yesterday’s eclipse was truly incredible! But if you didn’t see it then you’ll have more opportunities to view other total solar eclipses in the future. Over the next 50 years, there will be 32 solar eclipses where a portion of the path of totality passes over land or very close to it.
Total solar eclipses occur about every 18 months but each one is only visible to a very small part of the world’s population. The August 21 eclipse was nicknamed The Great American Eclipse because only people in America were able to view it in its totality.
So even though eclipses are quite frequent, you have to be in the right place at the right time to see them. On the maps below, anyone located between the blue lines will witness that particular total solar eclipse. If you’re located on the red line, the eclipse will last for the longest amount of time.
Look at these Google Maps posted by Time Magazine that show the next total solar eclipses all the way through 2067. The next one to pass over the U.S. is in 2024!
July 2, 2019: South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
December 14, 2020: South Pacific, Argentina, South Atlantic
December 4, 2021: Antarctica
April 8, 2024: Mexico, U.S., Canada
August 12, 2026: Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Spain
August 2, 2027: Morocco, Spain, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia
July 22, 2028: Australia, New Zealand
November 25, 2030: Botswana, South Africa, Australia
March 30, 2033: Russia, Alaska
March 20, 2034: Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China
September 2, 2035: China, North Korea, Japan, Pacific
July 13, 2037: Australia, New Zealand
December 26, 2038: Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific
December 15, 2039: Antarctica
April 30, 2041: Angola, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia
April 20, 2042: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, North Pacific
April 9, 2043: Russia
August 23, 2044: Greenland, Canada, U.S.
August 12, 2045: U.S., Haiti, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Brazil
August 2, 2046: Brazil, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique
December 5, 2048: Chile, Argentina, Namibia, Botswana
March 30, 2052: Pacific, Mexico, U.S., Central Atlantic
September 12, 2053: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia
July 24, 2055: South Africa
January 5, 2057: Southern Atlantic, Southern Indian
December 26, 2057: Antarctica
May 11, 2059: Central Pacific, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil
April 30, 2060: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Libya, Egypt, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Russia
April 20, 2061: Kazakhstan, Russia
August 24, 2063: China, Mongolia, Japan, Central Pacific
August 12, 2064: Central Pacific, Chile, Argentina
December 17, 2066: Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific