Catching An Eclipse


The natural phenomenon known as a solar eclipse takes place on different days, at different times, in different places all over the world. NASA has released a list of expected eclipses for the near future, and we have compiled a list of when, what type, and where the next eclipse will occur. Take a look, plan on making a memory with someone special, and keep your eyes to the skies.

A Partial Eclipse occurs when the moon, as seen in the image above, covers only part of the sun.  An Annular Eclipse takes place when the moon is unable to block the entire view of the sun; the moon is too far away to obstruct the Earth’s entire view, and a thin ring of the sun is still visible.  A Total Eclipse takes place when the moon completely blocks out the light of the sun.

January 26, 2009: Annular Eclipse - Southern India, Sumatra, and Borneo
July 22, 2009: Total Eclipse - India, Napal, and China
January 15, 2010: Annular Eclipse - Central Africa, India, Malymar, and China
July 11, 2010: Total Eclipse - South Pacific, Easter Island, Chile, and Argentina
January 4, 2011: Partial - Europe, Africa, Asia
June 1, 2011: Partial - East Asia, North America, Iceland
July 1, 2011: Partial - South Indian Ocean
November 25, 2011: Partial - South Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania, New Zealand
May 20, 2012: Annular - China, Japan, Pacific, Western U.S.
November 13, 2012: Total - Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, South America
May 10, 2013: Annular - North Australia, Solomon Island, Central Pacific
Nov 3, 2013: Hybrid - Atlantic, Central Africa
April 29, 2014: Annular - Antarctica
October 23, 2014: Partial - North Pacific, North America
March 20, 2015: Total - North Atlantic, Faeroe Island, Svalbard
September 13, 2015: Partial - South Africa, South Indian, Antarctica
March 9, 2016: Total - Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Pacific
September 1, 2016: Annular - Atlantic, Central Africa, Madagascar, Indian Ocean
February 26, 2017: Annular - Pacific, Chile, Argentina, Atlantic, Africa
August 21, 2017: Total - North Pacific, U.S., South Atlantic
February 15, 2018: Partial - Antarctica, South America
July 13, 2018: Partial - Southern Australia
August 11, 2018: Partial - North Europe, North East Asia
January 6, 2019: Partial - North East Asia, North Pacific
July 2, 2019: Total - South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
December 26, 2019: Annular - Saudi Arabia, India, Sumatra, Borneo
June 21, 2020: Annular - Central Africa, South Asia, China, Pacific
December 14, 2020: Total - South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, South Atlantic