Future eclipses

Want to see another eclipse? Start planning (lots of) trips to Australia

When is the next solar eclipse? Get ready for trips to the Southern Hemisphere in 2023, 2028, 2030, 2037 and 2038

When is the next eclipse? Actually, it’s on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Chile and Argentina, but Australia and New Zealand 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 every 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 are some dates for your eclipse-chasing diary:

1 – April 20, 2023

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