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Greenland, Iceland and Spain will get a total solar eclipse on August 12, 2026

With the “Great North American Eclipse” over, it’s time to start looking forward to the next one. 

On August 12, 2026, totality will come to Greenland, Iceland and Northern Spain. The maximum duration will be 2 minutes 18 seconds, and for most locations it will occur late in the day.

Beginning in Greenland, passing through Iceland and crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Northern Spain, the path will bring darkness in the day to Reykjavik, Iceland, but miss both Barcelona and Madrid in Spain. 

Cruise ships will ply the waters around Greenland, and many will gather on Mallorca to try for a “sunset totality”—the sight of a “golden corona” sinking into the Mediterranean Sea. However, the best chance of clear skies is northwest of Madrid. 

It has been over 25 years since mainland Europe witnessed a total solar eclipse—are you ready? 

Image credit: BreakDown from Pixabay

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