How you can start planning for the next eclipse

Can’t wait until 2044? Here are the eclipses you can start planning for now.

The moon hadn’t even passed by the sun along the path of totality Monday before sky-gazers who were captivated by the total solar eclipse began wondering: When and where can I see the next one?

If you live in the United States, you're going to have to wait a little while.

When is the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.?

The next total solar eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. will be on March 30, 2033 — in Alaska.

The next one that will be visible in the contiguous U.S. is not until Aug. 22, 2044 — in North Dakota and Montana.

The next total solar eclipse that will be widely visible in the U.S. won't happen until Aug. 12, 2045 — when the path of totality will stretch across 10 states, from California to Florida.

The path of totality for the Aug. 12, 2045, total solar eclipse. (NASA/Google)
The path of totality for the Aug. 12, 2045, total solar eclipse. (NASA/Google)

When is the next total solar eclipse, period?

A total solar eclipse.
A view of the total solar eclipse from Mazatlán, Mexico. (Henry Romero/Reuters)

According to NASA, it will occur on Aug. 12, 2026, with the path of totality crossing over Greenland, Iceland, Spain, Russia and a small portion of Portugal. A partial eclipse will be visible in parts of Europe, Africa and North America that day.

The following year, on Aug. 2, 2027, there will be a total solar eclipse visible in Egypt, with totality expected to last for more than six minutes.

Here are the dates and locations of some other upcoming total solar eclipses, per the U.S. space agency:

  • July 22, 2028: Australia and New Zealand

  • Nov. 25, 2030: Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Australia

  • March 20, 2034: Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China

  • Sept. 2, 2035: China, North and South Korea, Japan

  • July 13, 2037: Australia and New Zealand

  • Dec. 26, 2038: Australia and New Zealand

  • April 30, 2041: Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia

  • April 20, 2042: Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines

  • April 9, 2043: Russia

What about other eclipses?

Several hundred people wearing eclipse glasses look up from a Manhattan rooftop, with the Empire State Building visible in the distance.
People watch the partial solar eclipse as they gather on the observation deck of Edge at Hudson Yards in New York City. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

There are, however, other types of eclipses. An annular solar eclipse — when the moon doesn’t totally block the sun and instead leaves the edges, or a “ring of fire,” visible — will occur on Oct. 2 in Chile and Argentina, according to NASA.

There are two partial solar eclipses coming in 2025:

  • March 29, 2025: Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America

  • Sept. 21, 2025: Australia, Antarctica

And there are some lunar eclipses coming up too:

  • Sept. 28, 2024 (partial): North and South America, Europe and Africa

  • March 14, 2025 (total): North and South America, Europe and Africa