Future Solar Eclipse Visibility From The PNW (2020 – 2100)

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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)

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