4. When will the next solar eclipse happen?
According to CNN, the next solar eclipse that will be visible from the United States will occur in 2024. April 8, 2024, to be exact. That is only 7 years from now, which is a lot less wait time compared to that of the last solar eclipse in 1979. CNN states that the path of totality for the eclipse of 2024 will include Mexico, the central U.S., and eastern Canada, with a partial eclipse visible across North and Central America. They predict that the eclipse of 2024 will have peaks of 4½ minutes compared to the mere two minutes we experienced in 2017.
5. Is there a Spiritual Meaning behind the solar eclipse?
If you think about it there can be spiritual meaning behind just about anything. But the spiritual importance of a total solar eclipse dates all the way back to ancient Egypt. Even modern, scientifically minded humans who have experienced a total eclipse admit that the event is unlike anything they’ve ever witnessed. “The sky starts to get cool and dark a couple minutes before totality. And all of your instincts, all of a sudden, start to freak out. Something’s going wrong . . . . There’s this deep basic panic that sets in as the whole world changes in a way it’s not supposed to. All of a sudden it feels like you’re standing on another planet,” recounts Michelle Thaller, a NASA astronomer who saw her first eclipse while visiting Egypt in 2006.
No matter your connection to your spiritual self or the alignment of your chakras, viewing a full solar eclipse is a life changing experience that few get to witness multiple times within their lifetime. So be sure to mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, grab your viewing devices, and get ready for America’s next solar eclipse. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss a second time in your lifetime.
Do you like to travel? Here are the years and locations you can catch a total solar eclipse outside of the United States.
- 2019: South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
- 2020: South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, South Atlantic
- 2021: Antarctica
- 2026: the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Spain
- 2027: Morocco, Spain, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia
- 2028: Australia, New Zealand
- 2030: Botswana, South Africa, Australia