See the Next Solar Eclipse in 2015
A real-life bucket-list experience!
This page will keep you informed about all of the upcoming total solar eclipses worldwide.
Scroll down to see the information about the exciting eclipse coming to the mainland USA!
Unlike the old days, you may now have the possibility to get a chance to see one live.
Just book your flight or cruise-ship to get yourself on the path of totality and experience it for yourself.
See this amazing animation for the upcoming solar eclipse of March 20, 2015.
The next solar eclipse will happen on March 20th in 2015 - Mostly Europe
This total solar eclipse won't really be visible from any major population center. The best viewing will be from a set of remote islands (called Faero Islands). They will be in the path of over two minutes of incredible totality. Hopefully there will be cruise ship excursions to there! A side benefit would be the possibility of seeing the northern lights!
Faroe Islands are the only land based observation point
If you look at a solar eclipse with your bare eyes, you will risk a chance of getting serious eye damage or go blind!
So please please never gaze directly at it.
ECLIPSE coming to the USA!
Incredible opportunity for MILLIONS, (see information next section).
August 21, 2017
See a total solar eclipse viewable in the continental US!
The USA hasn't seen an eclipse since 1991
This will be the first one to be seen countrywide since way back in 1918
The US has waited 26 years, that's long enough. Get ready for a lot of interest as this fuss about the 2017 event gets closer. Drop everything you would be doing on that special day and for once enjoy something really different for 2 and 1/2 terrific minutes.
"Only two and a half minutes? No way! I'm not even gonna waste my time for that!"
No, no - believe me - Get yourself there; get to the shadow, and see something you simply won't believe. You won't be wasting your time - not by a long shot.
Trust me please!
Please bookmark this page and I will keep you informed about all of the details.
AUGUST 21, 2017 is the big day (in the summer, PERFECT)!
True stories from a REAL eclipse fan!
Concerning the big day when the eclipse comes to the USA
Do you plan to make the effort to get directly onto the path of the area of totality?
Total Solar Eclipse
Nowadays, with modern affordable (well sort of for some of us) air travel, you can see and experience a real total solar eclipse in person.
You can even book to go on a cruise ship if the area of maximum is over water! Imagine the thrill of being exactly in the area of totality, so awesome. It must surely be something that cannot be really recorded with just a camera. To experience it in person with your own eyes is the way to go!
Bookmark this valuable page to keep track of ALL future solar eclipses.
There are other types of eclipses - total solar, partial solar, annular, and lunar. Partial eclipses are pretty happen fairly regularly.
Lunar eclipses can be seen only at night, but the attraction is that it can be viewed by half the planet in one shot, that covers a lot of people! But they are so BORING! Sorry, but it's like watching paint dry - OMG. You need to be partying or something to survive the many hours it takes to complete the transit.
Annular solar eclipses are not as common, but you need to use filters to see them, it's better you don't even know about them to avoid eye damage anyway.
But a TOTAL SOLAR eclipse -- this is a rare, and extremely beautiful experience, and the naked-eye breathtaking sight of totality is absolutely awe-inspiring to everyone in the microscopically narrow path in the center line! They are a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to see the power of nature at its best. (So different than the horrifyingly negative display of nature, such as a tsunami or earthquake).
Please scroll down to see upcoming events.
Detailed information about each and every upcoming eclipse will be posted.
As the event becomes closer, flight and cruise information will be posted here.
See the difference between annular and total solar eclipses
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- Eclipse of March 20, 2015
20th of March 2015 a total solar eclipse will cover the Faroe Islands in darkness
One of the best eclipse videos ever posted on YouTube!
Listen to the excellent commentary
Total Solar Eclipse
Graphic of upcoming Solar Eclipses! - Look for your location in the world in see when you will get lucky!
photo courtesy of: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/future.html
If you missed the one on November 13th, 2012 --> here is a link to a video and description
March 9, 2016: Crosses Indonesia-Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Halmahera
August 21, 2017: Sweeps a 70-mile-wide path across the United States, moving across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina