When is the next solar eclipse? Get ready for trips to the Southern Hemisphere in 2024, 2028, 2030, 2037 and 2038
When is the next eclipse? Actually, it’s on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Chile and Argentina, but it’s Australia and New Zealand that are the places to be over the next 20 years – and there’s even one at Uluru (Ayers Rock).
The land Down Under is about to enter a frenzied period that will see FIVE Total Solar Eclipses between now and 2038 – the last one on Boxing Day! They actually all occur between 2023 and 2038, so that’s an average of one ever three years, though after a run of three in six years there’s a seven-year gap until the next one in 2037.
There’s a general trend for Total Solar Eclipses to occur south of the equator over the next few decades, so eclipse-chasers should consider their long-term travel plans for visiting the Southern Hemisphere.
Here’s some dates for your eclipse-chasing diary:
1 – April 8, 2024
Popular observation points: Exmouth, WA
2 – July 22, 2028
Popular observation points: Warmun, WA, Sydney, NSW, & Queenstown, New Zealand
3 – November 25, 2030
Popular observation points: Parachilna, South Australia and Cunnamulla, Queensland
4 – July 13, 2037
Popular observation points: Uluru (Ayers Rock), Byron Bay & Gold Coast, Queensland, Lake Taupo, New Zealand
5 – December 26, 2038
Popular observation points: Onslow, WA, Ouyen, Victoria and Palmerston North, New Zealand
Photo: Tourism NT