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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 August 21, 2017.

This eclipse will be visible in Washington DC. It will begin at 1:17:52 pm local time when the Moon will begin moving in front of the Sun. The eclipse will be over at 4:01:35 pm.

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

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  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

Why Are There 3 Shadows?

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