Can't Make It to Asia This Year?
Here are six more total solar eclipses on the horizon, along with interactive Google maps of their routes courtesy of NASA.
July 11, 2010 This eclipse peaks over the Pacific, giving folks on Easter Island and in southern Chile quite an eyeful (totality: 5 minutes, 20 seconds). Google Map
November 13, 2012 This occurrence begins above Port Douglas and Cairns, Australia, before its route takes it over the open waters of the South Pacific (totality: 4 minutes, 2 seconds). Google Map
November 3, 2013 Consider it solar fireworks: A partial eclipse turns into a total one over Uganda and northern Kenya, but it's over in a flash. (totality: 1 minute, 40 seconds). Google Map
March 20, 2015 Polar bears will be the lucky ones—this eclipse flits across the Arctic Circle north of Norway (totality: 2 minutes, 47 seconds). Google Map
March 9, 2016 Indonesia gets the glory: A total eclipse takes place over the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi before heading out over the sea (totality: 4 minutes, 9 seconds). Google Map
August 21, 2017 Good news for Americans—this one can be seen in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and both Carolinas (totality: 2 minutes, 40 seconds). Google Map