Fu­ture eclipses

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To­tal so­lar eclipses are a big deal not be­cause of how in­fre­quent they are — there’s a to­tal so­lar eclipse ev­ery 18 months on av­er­age — but be­cause of how lit­tle of the Earth’s sur­face falls in the path of any given eclipse shadow. Any given lo­ca­tion will see a to­tal so­lar eclipse only once in more than 300 years, on av­er­age.

The last so­lar eclipse vis­i­ble in the con­tigu­ous United States was 38 years ago in 1979. Here’s some in­for­ma­tion on fu­ture eclipses. Next: July 2019 over Ar­gentina and Chile

2024: April 8, to­tal­ity to pass be­tween Rus­sel­lville and Con­way 2045: To­tal­ity to pass over Ben­tonville

Sources: NASA/Kather­ine Auld, NWACC

Source: Kather­ine Auld

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