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When Is the Next Solar Eclipse?

There are at least 2 solar eclipses each year. Find out when the next one is and if you can see it from your location.

Partial solar eclipse with bird.

Partial solar eclipse.

A seagull admiring a partial solar eclipse. On a global scale, there are at least 2 solar eclipses each year.

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The next solar eclipse will be on July 13, 2018.

This eclipse will not be visible in Washington DC, but you can follow it via our real-time animation.

Next Solar Eclipse in Washington DC

The next eclipse in Washington DC will be a Partial Solar Eclipse on June 10, 2021, starting at 4:39:12 am local time.

Check out the local weather forecast and remember to always use adequate eye protection when viewing the eclipse. Never look at the Sun directly!

Upcoming 5 Solar Eclipses

More details about upcoming Eclipses

Next Partial Solar Eclipse

80Days 12Hrs 31Mins 5Secs

Partial Solar Eclipse

Jul 13, 2018 at 01:48 UTCSee more


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Solar Eclipses

  1. When Is the Next Solar Eclipse?
  2. Different Types of Eclipses
  3. What Are Solar Eclipses?
  4. How Often Do Solar Eclipses Occur?
  5. Total Solar Eclipses
  6. Partial Solar Eclipses
  7. Annular Solar Eclipses
  8. Hybrid Solar Eclipses
  9. Solar Eclipses in History
  10. Solar Eclipse Myths
  11. Magnitude of Eclipses

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Eclipse Shadows

  1. Umbra
  2. Penumbra
  3. Antumbra

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