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Next Total Solar Eclipse places REVEALED

Total Solar Eclipse is happening again

By Web Desk
May 23, 2024
Total Solar Eclipse to occur again in 2027. — Unsplash/File
Total Solar Eclipse to occur again in 2027. — Unsplash/File

A Total Solar Eclipse will take place again on August 2, 2027, as the Moon's centre shadow moves across the Earth, giving the Atlantic Ocean, southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East a few brief moments of totality.

The longest duration of totality since 2009 and up to 2114 will occur at the maximum eclipse point, lasting 6 minutes and 23 seconds, according to Space.

It is dangerous to stare directly at the Sun during a Total Solar Eclipse if you do not use Solar Eclipse glasses made for solar viewing.

With a long and wide path of totality, this Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 rises in the Atlantic Ocean (for a 3 minute and 5-second "sunrise totality"), west of Madeira and the Azores, and sets just west of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean.

The Moon's centre umbral shadow will travel 160 miles (258km) during the 9,462 miles (15,227km) trip, taking three hours and twenty minutes to cross the globe.

A staggering 88.9 million individuals will see totality that day in 12 countries: Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somaliland, Somalia, and the Chagos Islands.