Next Eclipse Dates

by Fraser Cain on April 9, 2008

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Wondering when the next eclipse is going to be? Book these dates into your calendar now so you won’t miss them.

Next Lunar Eclipse
The next lunar eclipse is going to be on August 16, 2008, the second eclipse of the year. Unfortunately, this will only be a partial eclipse, with the Moon passing only partly through the Earth’s shadow. The entire eclipse will be visible from Africa and Europe, and partially visible from viewers in South America, Asia and Australia.

There will be another partial eclipse on February 9, 2009. We’ll have to wait until December 21, 2010 for the next total lunar eclipse.

Next Solar Eclipse
The next solar eclipse will be on August 1, 2008. Fortunately, this will be a total solar eclipse, where the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun. Unfortunately, the path of totality passes through very northern regions. It starts in Arctic Canada, sweeps through Greenland into Northern Russia. Only in the end does it dip down into Mongolia and China.

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Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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