Solar eclipse updates: When is the next total solar eclipse?

There will not be another solar eclipse in North America for 20 years.

A total solar eclipse passed over North America on April 8, creating a path of totality that cast parts of Mexico, the United States and Canada in darkness.

About 31 million people live along the path of totality and witnessed the total eclipse, while the majority of Americans saw at least a partial eclipse.

When is the next total solar eclipse in the US and internationally?

The next total solar eclipse to occur in the contiguous U.S. won't be until Aug. 23, 2044, and will only shadow three states in its path, Montana and North and South Dakota, according to NASA.

The next year, on Aug. 12, 2045, a total solar eclipse will span coast to coast, according to NASA. The far-reaching path of totality will cover parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, the agency reports.

Adding to the decades-away excitement, since the 2044 and 2045 eclipses are slated for August, the summer season increases the likelihood of clear, cloudless skies during the event.

Internationally, on Aug. 12, 2026, a total solar eclipse is set to sweep over the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean, Portugal and northern Spain, according to the National Solar Observatory.

Total solar eclipse reaches last US state

The total solar eclipse reached the final U.S. state as those in northern Maine observed the sun be covered by the moon under clear skies.

Peak totality shined over New Hampshire

In Colebrook, New Hampshire, Monday’s total solar eclipse was captured in rare form. The sun’s corona shined behind the traveling moon during totality, creating a bright, glowing crown for eclipse viewers.

Partial solar eclipse captured behind Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is seen in the path of the partial solar eclipse. In New York State, the path of totality spans 124 miles across 29 counties.