Solar Eclipses

Learn more about why solar eclipses happen, how to observe them, when the next eclipse is and what to expect!


Solar Eclipse What Is


Annular Solar Eclipse - October 14, 2023

A large portion of the United States will be treated to an Annular Solar Eclipse on October 14th! All populated areas in Canada will see a partial eclipse on this day.

For more information about this particular eclipse, please visit


Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024

This eclipse should be the biggest news in astronomy next year! With a path of totality that crosses through three countries, thirteen states and five provinces, this eclipse will be one for the books!

To find out more about what RASC Centres and other members of our community are doing for this eclipse, and for resources specific to this eclipse, check out


Solar Eclipse Warning


FAQs About Eclipses

Looking for answers about solar viewing? Check out our series of videos from the June 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse.



Solar Eclipse How to view


Educator Resources


Last modified: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 11:06am