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TSE2017 Aug 21 Eclipse
The next Total Eclipse of the Sun Visible from the USA
Click for special web page on the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21


Solar Eclipses: Past and Future

The following links give detailed descriptions of all eclipses of the Sun and Moon from 2000 through the current year. The original reports were published in the annual Observer's Handbook of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Dates, maps and details for 5000 years of solar eclipses can be found in:

The Javascript Solar Eclipse Explorer lets you calculate the visibility of solar eclipses from any city for hundreds of years in the past and future:

Search for solar eclipses by date interval, type, and magnitude, and plot the results on Google maps:

Other useful links to past and future solar eclipses are as follows.


Solar Eclipses: 2011 - 2020

The table below lists every solar eclipse from 2011 through 2020. Click on any of the following values to link to additional information or maps:

The Key to Solar Eclipse Table contains a detailed description of each item in the table.

Solar Eclipses: 2011 - 2020
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Eclipse Magnitude Central Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
(Link to Global Map) (Link to Animation) (Link to Google Map) (Link to Saros) (Link to Path Table)
2011 Jan 04 08:51:42 Partial 151 0.858 - Europe, Africa, c Asia
2011 Jun 01 21:17:18 Partial 118 0.601 - e Asia, n N. America, Iceland
2011 Jul 01 08:39:30 Partial 156 0.097 - s Indian Ocean
2011 Nov 25 06:21:24 Partial 123 0.905 - s Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania, N.Z.
2012 May 20 23:53:53 Annular 128 0.944 05m46s Asia, Pacific, N. America
[Annular: China, Japan, Pacific, w U.S.]
2012 Nov 13 22:12:55 Total 133 1.050 04m02s Australia, N.Z., s Pacific, s S. America
[Total: n Australia, s Pacific]
2013 May 10 00:26:20 Annular 138 0.954 06m03s Australia, N.Z., c Pacific
[Annular: n Australia, Solomon Is., c Pacific]
2013 Nov 03 12:47:36 Hybrid 143 1.016 01m40s e Americas, s Europe, Africa
[Hybrid: Atlantic, c Africa]
2014 Apr 29 06:04:32 Annular 148 0.987 - s Indian, Australia, Antarctica
[Annular: Antarctica]
2014 Oct 23 21:45:39 Partial 153 0.811 - n Pacific, N. America
2015 Mar 20 09:46:47 Total 120 1.045 02m47s Iceland, Europe, n Africa, n Asia
[Total: n Atlantic, Faeroe Is, Svalbard]
2015 Sep 13 06:55:19 Partial 125 0.788 - s Africa, s Indian, Antarctica
2016 Mar 09 01:58:19 Total 130 1.045 04m09s e Asia, Australia, Pacific
[Total: Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Pacific]
2016 Sep 01 09:08:02 Annular 135 0.974 03m06s Africa, Indian Ocean
[Annular: Atlantic, c Africa, Madagascar, Indian]
2017 Feb 26 14:54:32 Annular 140 0.992 00m44s s S. America, Atlantic, Africa, Antarctica
[Annular: Pacific, Chile, Argentina, Atlantic, Africa]
2017 Aug 21 18:26:40 Total 145 1.031 02m40s N. America, n S. America
[Total: n Pacific, U.S., s Atlantic]
2018 Feb 15 20:52:33 Partial 150 0.599 - Antarctica, s S. America
2018 Jul 13 03:02:16 Partial 117 0.336 - s Australia
2018 Aug 11 09:47:28 Partial 155 0.737 - n Europe, ne Asia
2019 Jan 06 01:42:38 Partial 122 0.715 - ne Asia, n Pacific
2019 Jul 02 19:24:07 Total 127 1.046 04m33s s Pacific, S. America
[Total: s Pacific, Chile, Argentina]
2019 Dec 26 05:18:53 Annular 132 0.970 03m39s Asia, Australia
[Annular: Saudi Arabia, India, Sumatra, Borneo]
2020 Jun 21 06:41:15 Annular 137 0.994 00m38s Africa, se Europe, Asia
[Annular: c Africa, s Asia, China, Pacific]
2020 Dec 14 16:14:39 Total 142 1.025 02m10s Pacific, s S. America, Antarctica
[Total: s Pacific, Chile, Argentina, s Atlantic]

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central


Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of eclipses. Every eclipse has links of global maps, interactive Google maps, animations, path coordinate tables, and Saros tables.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
Decades
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Twenty Year Solar Eclipse Path Tables (w/Google Maps)

Each of the following links displays a table containing 20 years of total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each eclipse offers links to a global map, shadow animation, interactive Google map, path coordinates table, and Saros table.

Twenty Year Solar Eclipse Path Tables (w/Google Maps)
Years
1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
2001-2020 2021-2040 2041-2060 2061-2080 2081-2100

Five Millennium Catolog of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a web page containing 100 years of eclipses. Every eclipse has links of global maps, central paths plotted on Google Maps, Saros series tables, and Besselian elements.

Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses
Centuries
-1999 - -1900 -1899 - -1800 -1799 - -1700 -1699 - -1600 -1599 - -1500
-1499 - -1400 -1399 - -1300 -1299 - -1200 -1199 - -1100 -1099 - -1000
-0999 - -0900 -0899 - -0800 -0799 - -0700 -0699 - -0600 -0599 - -0500
-0499 - -0400 -0399 - -0300 -0299 - -0200 -0199 - -0100 -0099 - 0000
0001 - 0100 0101 - 0200 0201 - 0300 0301 - 0400 0401 - 0500
0501 - 0600 0601 - 0700 0701 - 0800 0801 - 0900 0901 - 1000
1001-1100 1101-1200 1201-1300 1301-1400 1401-1500
1501-1600 1601-1700 1701-1800 1801-1900 1901-2000
2001-2100 2101-2200 2201-2300 2301-2400 2401-2500
2501-2600 2601-2700 2701-2800 2801-2900 2901-3000

These tables are part of the Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000


Maps of Solar Eclipse Paths

The World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths features maps showing the paths of all total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each map in the atlas covers a 20-year period. The atlas spans five millennia from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE).

World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths
19th Century 1801-1820 1821-1840 1841-1860 1861-1880 1881-1900
20th Century 1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
21st Century 2001-2020 2021-2040 2041-2060 2061-2080 2081-2100
22nd Century 2101-2120 2121-2140 2141-2160 2161-2180 2181-2200

For eclipse maps covering other decades, see World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths.


Solar Eclipse Catalogs

Solar Eclipses - Special Interest

Safe Eclipse Viewing and Photography

Special Features

Dedicated Solar Eclipse Web Pages

NASA Solar Eclipse Publications Online

The Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses contains maps of every solar eclipse from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE). The supplemental Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses contains 201 pages of tables giving details for each eclipse.

The Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses contains maps of every solar eclipse from 1986 to 2035 along with path coordinate tables for all central eclipses.

NASA's Solar Eclipse Bulletins are special publications issued periodically which focus on major upcoming solar eclipses. Each bulletin contains detailed eclipse predictions, local circumstances, maps and climatological data along the eclipse path.

NASA solar eclipse bulletins are also available in hard copy:

Additional eclipse publications:


Reproduction of Eclipse Data

All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Some of the information presented on this web site is based on data originally published in:

Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1986 - 2035
Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE)
Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE)

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC"

For more information, see: NASA Copyright Information

2014 Mar 05