Eclipse 2019

When is the next total eclipse after August 21, 2017?

Your first question after Totality on August 21 will be: when is the next eclipse? Here’s what you need to know

When is the next eclipse? It’s on August 21, 2017 in the USA – we know that! But what about after that? It’s the first question everyone asks when they’ve just witnessed their first Total Solar Eclipse: when is the next eclipse?

Luckily for those in the USA, there’s another one coming up pretty soon. Between now and then, are you ready to join the army of eclipse-chasers who travel to some of the world’s most remote spots just stand under the shadow of the Moon. Yes? So let’s go!

1 – The Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019

South Pacific, Argentina & Chile
This eclipse track goes near the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific, but also over Chile’s southern Atacama Desert – cue awesome stargazing opportunities.

2– The Total Solar Eclipse of December 14, 2020

South Pacific, Argentina & Chile
Although the track of this eclipse goes north of Easter Island, this is one to experience either on a cruise ship or in southern Chile and Argentina.

3 – The Total Solar Eclipse of December 4, 2021

Union Glacier or Patriot Hills, Antarctica
At two minutes, this eclipse is short and precarious despite occurring in the Antarctic summer. The best way to see it? A cruise ship or an aircraft.

4 – The Total Solar Eclipse of April 20, 2023

Western Australia, Timor Leste & West Papua
The shadow just shaves Exmouth Peninsula in Western Australia, with boats bound to be offshore on Ningaloo Reef. The village of Com, in Timor Leste, is for the more intrepid.

5 – The Total Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Mexico, USA & Canada
A little under seven years after the Great American Eclipse comes the Great North American Eclipse – and it’s a whole minute longer. Mazatlan in Mexico, or Texas, look to be the best vantage points.

Photo credit: Jamie Carter