Future solar eclipse maps

Eclipses are heaven-sent chances to explore places you might never have considered. Unless you are in the UK where, from recent experience, it is more like a case of 50 shades of grey, but with no climax. It's easy to discover where to see the next solar eclipse - they're fixed far ahead, with at least one eclipse a year. So decide which one suits your diary, budget and interests. Also consider where has the best chance of clear skies on the big day. The next total eclipse in 2024 will sweep across the United States, a four-minute blackout that's the perfect excuse to head into America's wonderful national parks for light pollution-free skies. And remember: totality covers a spread of locations as the moon's shadow crosses the earth, so if the forecast isn't good in one spot, you might be luckier somewhere nearby.
USA, April 8, 2024

1. USA, April 8, 2024

The total solar eclipse forecast to sweep northeastwards across North America, from Mexico through Texas (where visibility is expected to be best) all the way to Maine and into eastern Canada makes the perfect excuse to discover the majesty of America’s national parks. Astonishing wildlife encounters are combined with ranger-led educational treks, epic landscapes and a sense of remoteness perfect for watching the stars. As an added incentive, the blackout is predicted to last over four minutes.
Europe, August 12, 2026

2. Europe, August 12, 2026

Any total solar eclipse is thrilling, but the forecast eclipse of 2026 is even more so. That’s because it will be visible across Greenland and Iceland, famed for their spectacular natural landscapes. You can also catch this epic astronomical event aboard an Arctic cruise, or in parts of Spain, with cities such as Valencia and Bilbao also set to witness totality.

3. Finland

Not an eclipse but Luosto in Finland is brilliantly set up for the Northern Lights, which are often viewed from a nearby lake. There are a great range of hotels and more rustic log cabins; many have “Aurora Alarms” to alert you to the arrival of the lights. Nearby activities include cross-country and downhill skiing, reindeer and husky safaris, and a trip down an amethyst mine.

Our top Eclipse Vacation

Annular solar eclipse & National Parks of America vacation

Annular solar eclipse & National Parks of America vacation

Walking the US National Parks and Eclipse

From US $4780 12 days ex flights
Small group travel:
2023: 7 Oct, 10 Oct
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Written by Norman Miller
Photo credits: [Page banner: James Niland] [USA 2024: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters] [Europe: Chris Ried] [Finland: Jaanus Jagomägi]