Did you miss the eclipse today? We have been waiting for 38 years since there was a total solar eclipse anywhere in the continental United States and 99 years since the last total coast to coast eclipse. But if you missed out on today’s big deal, you won’t have to wait another 99 years or even 38! The next total solar eclipse that you will be able to see in the US is only seven years away. Or you can head to Argentina where there will be a total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019.
There will be a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, which will run from Texas to Maine. The next annular solar eclipse (where the moon passes between Earth and the sun but doesn’t completely cover its disk) in the continental US will happen on Oct. 14, 2023, and will be visible from Northern California to Florida.
After 2024, it will be another two decades before the next total solar eclipse crosses the US. On Aug. 23, 2044, a solar eclipse will be visible in Montana, and the eclipse taking place on Aug. 12, 2045, will follow a similar path to this year’s eclipse.
Following those, the southeastern US will experience total eclipses in 2052 and 2078, and the northeastern US will see an eclipse in 2079. Alaska gets its own exclusive eclipses in 2033 and 2097.
According to NASA, if you can wait 1,000 years you will be able to see a total solar eclipse from every geographic location in the continental US.
Check out the totality paths of every eclipse happening in your lifetime with this helpful tool from the Washington Post.