In this article, we will be discussing upcoming Solar Eclipses, whether they be Annular, Partial, or Full in nature. It is note that there are about 2-4 solar eclipses per year. Totality from each solar eclipse only covers an area on the ground of about 50 miles wide. Therefore, for any given location on Earth, a total eclipse happens only once every hundred years or so.
There are 4 types of solar eclipses:
1) Full – this is when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible.
2) Partial – this is when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line with the Earth and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun.
3) Annular – this is when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but in this instance, the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon
4) Hybrid – this type shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain points on the surface of Earth, it appears as a total eclipse, whereas at other points it appears as annular
For a more detailed description of the type of solar eclipses, check out this article. Note, this is only looking at eclipses that can be seen in the Pacific Northwest. NASA has a great resource for this and future information about eclipse events can be found here.
The start times and length of viewing can vary depending on the specific location, but these are values that should serve as guidance for beginning of the research. The usage of the word coverage in the type of eclipse visible regards to the percent of the sun that is covered, not coverage of the Pacific Northwest that can view the eclipse. All times are in Pacific.
Upcoming Solar Eclipses
|Dates||Start Time||Length Of Viewing||Type Of Eclipse||Type Of Eclipse Visible|
|October 14th, 2023||8:05:25 am||2 hours, 34 minutes, 21 seconds (3 minutes 55 sec of totality)||Annular||Annular (~71 to 88.93% coverage)|
|January 14th, 2029||7:47:16 am||2 hours, 37 minutes, 15 seconds||Partial||Partial (~66 to 78% coverage)|
|March 20th, 2033||9:33:11 am||2 hours, 9 minutes, 13 seconds||Total||Partial (~44 to 61% coverage)|
|November 4th, 2040||9:24:02 am||1 hour, 33 minutes, 30 seconds||Partial||Partial (~9.49% covered)|
|April 9th, 2043||11:06:09 am||1 hour, 45 minutes, 36 seconds||Partial||Partial (~21.48% covered)|
|August 23rd and 24th, 2044||5:53:30 pm||1 hour, 51 minutes, 37 seconds||Total||Partial (~93.42%)|
|August 12th, 2045||8:20am||2 hours, 6 minutes, 9 seconds||Total||Partial (~74.93% to ~98% coverage)|
|February 5th, 2046||4:38:09 pm||~2 hours, 20 minutes,||Annular||Annular (~80%+ coverage)|
|June 11th, 2048||5:21:39 am||1 hour 47 minutes||Annular||Annular (~17.34%+ coverage)|
|March 30th, 2052||10:35 am||1 hour, 46 minutes, 23 seconds||Total||Partial (~9.29 to 28% coverage)|
|September 1st, 2054||6:00:06 pm||1 hour 43 minutes||Total||Partial (63.26% to 71.94% coverage)|
|January 27, 2055||7:55:37 am||2 hours 40 minutes||Partial||Partial (38% to 44.72% coverage)|
|January 16th, 2056||2:25:26 pm||2 hours||Annular||Partial (15% to 33% coverage)|
|July 12th, 2056||12:00:00 pm||1 hour 40 minutes||Annular||Partial (4.58% to 15% coverage)|
|July 1st, 2057||4:48:10 pm||2 hours 26 minutes||Annular||Partial (54.13% coverage)|
|June 22nd, 2066||10:33:04 am||2 hours 35 minutes||Annular||Partial (~21.03% coverage)|
|June 11th, 2067||12:49:07 pm||2 hours||Annular||Partial (~12.84% coverage)|
|November 24th, 2068||12:28:28 pm||3 hours||Partial||Partial (~67.95% coverage)|
|September 23rd, 2071||7:53:23 am||2 hours||Total||Partial (~49.56% coverage)|
|November 15th, 2077||7:19:51 am||2 hours 20 minutes||Annular||Annular (~78-85.50% coverage)|
|May 11th, 2078||10:10:39 am||~1 hour, 30 minutes||Total||Partial (~18-25 coverage)|
|February 16th, 2083||8:46:50 am||2 hours 44 minutes||Partial||Partial (~74% coverage)|
|July 2nd, 2084||6:43 pm||2 hours, 4 minutes, 15 seconds||Annular||Annular (~85%+ coverage)|
|December 7th, 2094||~11 am||2 hours and 30 minutes||Partial||Partial (~40-44% coverage)|
|May 11th, 2097||10:13:39 am||2 hours, 32 seconds||Total||Partial (15.44% to 43.30% coverage)|
|September 24th-25th, 2098||5:03:11 pm||1 hour, 52 minutes||Partial||Partial (58.77% to 67.46% coverage)|
|September 14th, 2099||7:25:43 am||2 hours 10 minutes||Total||Partial (66.21% to 92.43% coverage)|
|March 10th, 2100||2:46:55 pm||2 hours, 35 minutes, 15 seconds (5 min of totality max)||Annular||Annular (~71% to 85.64% coverage)|
Previous Eclipses In the 2000s
From 2000 to 2020, there have been visible from the Pacific Northwest in the past decade, which will be noted below.
May 20–21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017 — Great American Eclipse (Total Eclipse)