Whether you’re an amateur astronomer with an eye towards the stars or a seasoned eclipse chaser with a love for all things science, a solar eclipse is a truly unforgettable event –– and one that everyone should experience at least once!
But the only way to do so is to know where you need to be, and when you need to be there. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of upcoming solar eclipses starting in 2020 so you have the information you need to plan your eclipse event!
1. June 21st, 2020
An annular solar eclipse, where the Moon will create a ring of fire during its passing of the Sun, will kick off summer on June 21st. This eclipse will be visible in Central Africa as well as parts of Pakistan, India, and China. Unless you live in these regions, you may not be able to experience this eclipse in person. But fear not! There are more annual solar eclipses taking place over the next few years.
2. December 14th, 2020
The next total solar eclipse will take place near the end of 2020 –– perhaps making it the perfect way to spend your holidays! The path of totality will cut through Chile and parts of Argentina, as well as some additional regions in South America and Antarctica. If you’ve ever considered a trip to Temuco, Chile, this would be the perfect time to go!
3. June 10th, 2021
If you live in North America, this is a great opportunity to experience an annular solar eclipse. The best place to see this eclipse –– and finally catch a glimpse of that ring of fire –– will be in Northern Canada or Greenland. Even in June, you’ll likely want to bundle up, but it will be worth it!
4. December 4th, 2021
This total solar eclipse may only be for the most passionate eclipse chasers –– as the path of totality is almost entirely through Antarctica and the surrounding oceans. If you plan to experience this eclipse, you’d better start making plans now. However, if you want to see a partial solar eclipse, you could head to Namibia or South Africa!
5. April 20th, 2023
A more practical option for experiencing a total solar eclipse may be this 2023 event, which will be visible in Australia and parts of Southeastern Asia. The shores of Western Australia are especially likely to attract a significant crowd of like-minded eclipse chasers!
6. October 14th, 2023
This annular solar eclipse will cut through the Western United States, straight through Central America and into South America, making it an excellent opportunity for North Americans to experience. The Yucatan Peninsula could make for an ideal fall vacation spot –– and an even better place to gather for this event!
7. April 8th, 2024
One of the most highly anticipated upcoming eclipses is the April 2024 total solar eclipse. The path of totality will fall through the central United States –– including 13 states –– Eastern Canada, and Central Mexico. Even a slice of Western Europe will be included in its path, so you could plan a European vacation around it!
8. October 2nd, 2024
Another annular solar eclipse which falls in the Southern parts of South America, near the Patagonia region, and includes Antarctica. This is another event on our list of upcoming eclipses that is somewhat remote, so be sure to plan carefully if you want to experience it!
9. February 17, 2026
While this event will pass directly over Antarctica as well, you can also experience it from the Southern tip of South America or Southern Africa –– including Madagascar! Plan accordingly, however, as some of the regions where the event will be most visible are difficult to get to.
10. August 12th, 2026
Yet another highly anticipated upcoming eclipse, the 2026 total solar eclipse is fairly accessible from the United States, with the path of totality crossing through the Northern states. The most highly visible region in North America will be in Greenland and Iceland, while Spain and France will also get a good view of the celestial phenomenon.
Plan For Your Upcoming Eclipse Event
It’s never too early to start planning for your eclipse event –– from travel considerations to proper eclipse gear. At Rainbow Symphony, we design and manufacture ISO and CE Certified eclipse shades and viewers so you can safely observe the event on the big day. Don’t wait until the last minute; get the eclipse gear that eclipse chasers around the world trust by placing your order today!