Solar Eclipses Across America
Two major solar eclipses are coming to North America! On Saturday, October 14, 2023, an annular ("ring of fire") eclipse sweeps from Oregon to Texas in a 125-mile-wide path that continues to the Yucatán peninsula and northern South America. Six months later, on Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse darkens a 115-mile-wide swath from Mexico to the Canadian maritimes, traversing the U.S. from Texas to Maine in the process. In both cases all of North America will have at least a partial solar eclipse.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth.
There are four types of solar eclipses:
Federal Agency Resources
Solar Eclipse 101
Find it in the Catalog