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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 is in Chile and Argentina (July 2019), which have more potential for clear skies than the UK's 2015 damp squib. 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.
Our Eclipse Vacations
Argentina, Dec 14, 2020
1. Argentina, Dec 14, 2020
Less than 18 months after the July 2019 event, a total solar eclipse will again make landfall across Chile and Argentina, sweeping along a band just 90km wide. You can catch the ring of fire with a specialist guide, but why not do it properly with a whirlwind tour of Argentina first, one that simply must take in Buenos Aires, tango capital of the world.
Antarctica, Dec 4, 2021
2. Antarctica, Dec 4, 2021
Make a once in a lifetime trip to Antarctica even more out-of-this-world by catching the solar eclipse on December 4, 2021. With almost constant daylight throughout the austral summer this is also the perfect time to catch seal pups, penguin chicks, giant albatross and migrating whales, as well as some of the continent’s largest and most spectacular icebergs…
USA, April 8, 2024
3. 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.
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
A 14-day cruise to Antarctica during a total solar eclipse
From US $11995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel:
2021: 29 Nov
2021: 29 Nov
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More about Eclipse
Find out when and where to see a solar eclipse, as well as how to view it safely.
Read on to plan your solar eclipse vacations several years in advance.
The best place to witness the 2021 solar eclipse in Antarctica is from the Scotia Sea.
All the science bits to help you learn why solar eclipses are rare, and the different types.
Astronomy vacation ideas take travelers beyond the solar eclipse to shed light on new destinations.
Expert tips and traveler advice on solar eclipse vacations.
Responsible solar eclipse vacations explore the Earth as well as the heavens.
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