When will the next solar eclipse take place?

Next Total Solar Eclipse is set to happen in August 2, 2027
An undated image of solar eclipse. — Space.com
An undated image of solar eclipse. — Space.com

The next major Total Solar Eclipse, which is regarded as an "eclipse of a century" , is expected to be witnessed on August 2, 2027, over the Atlatic ocean, North Africa, Middle East and Southern Europe.

Whenever the moon can be carried ahead of the sun and it’s comparatively larger in size then a Total Solar Eclipse occurs and the moon entirely veils the circle of Sun.

'Eclipse of century'

The covered path of totality will include multiple countries such as Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Chagos Islands, and etc measuring approximately 160 miles.

This expected solar eclipse is expected to bring the longest totality period since 2009 and on land since 1991, that’s why it has been regarded as “eclipse of the century".

It would be a record-breaking solar eclipse with the longest remaining totality of the on-going century for approx six minutes and 23 seconds. After this, the next longest totality consisting solar eclipse will take place on August 12, 2045.

Best places to see Solar Eclipse

Here is a list of all these places for you if you want to experience the Total Solar Eclipse in 2027:

  • Castillo de Luna
  • Cadiz
  • Baelo Claudia
  • Gibraltar
  • Isla de Las Palomas
  • Tangier
  • Martil Beach
  • Fort Santa Cruz
  • Kerkennah Islands