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Where to go to see the next total solar eclipse?

To the point Discover upcoming total solar eclipses around the world to inspire your future travels.

Has the eclipse of April 8, 2024 captured your interest? Do you aspire to experience such unique moments around the world? Over the next ten years, seven total solar eclipses are scheduled around the world. Although these events do not occur frequently in the same region, they are relatively common on Earth, occurring on average once every 18 months.

Upcoming eclipses will take place in Russia, Greenland, Iceland, Spain, Egypt, Australia, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, the British Indian Ocean Territory and New Zealand.

Spain will benefit from a rare opportunity, with two total solar eclipses in less than a year: one crossing the north of the country in 2026, and the other touching the extreme south of the Iberian peninsula in 2027.

A chance to explore this beautiful country on free tours of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Malaga.

Here’s a look at the major upcoming total solar eclipses around the world:

Total solar eclipse 2026

In August 2026, a total solar eclipse will take place, offering a remarkable opportunity for observation, particularly in Europe. The eclipse will be visible in Russia, Greenland, Iceland and Spain, with a maximum duration of totality of 2 minutes and 18 seconds.

If you’re packing your bags for Iceland, a trip to the geysers, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park is a must.


The show will start in Greenland and Iceland and culminate in Spain. In Quebec, however, viewing will be limited to a partial eclipse, forecast at around 19% solar coverage in the Montreal region.

Total solar eclipse 2027

The total solar eclipse of 2027 is scheduled for August 2 and will be visible in several countries, including Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Somalia. The maximum total duration will be 6 minutes and 23 seconds.


Total solar eclipse 2028

The total solar eclipse of 2028 will take place on July 22 and will be visible in Australia and New Zealand. With a maximum total duration of 5 minutes and 10 seconds, it promises a remarkable show.

The eclipse will be complete in Sydney and eastern Australia, as well as in southwestern New Zealand. However, in southern Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, the Sun will be partially occulted by the Moon. This will be the last total solar eclipse of the decade.

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Total solar eclipse 2030

The total solar eclipse of 2030, scheduled for November 25, promises a captivating spectacle in several regions, including Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho and Australia.

With a maximum duration of totality of 3 minutes and 44 seconds, imagine experiencing both the safari of your dreams and the spectacle of a total eclipse in the same trip!

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Hybrid annular total solar eclipse of 2031

A hybrid annular total solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon where some viewers can observe a total solar eclipse while others see an annular eclipse, depending on their position relative to the transition zone.

This eclipse will be exclusively observable from a specially positioned cruise ship in the Pacific Ocean on November 14, 2031.

With a maximum duration of 1 minute and 8 seconds, the wait is palpable to discover which cruise line will offer this unique experience!

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Total solar eclipse 2033

The total solar eclipse of 2033 is scheduled for March 30 and will be visible in Russia and the USA, with a path of totality crossing Alaska and the far east of Russia. The maximum duration of totality will be 2 minutes and 37 seconds, offering observers a precious window to enjoy this celestial spectacle.


Total solar eclipse 2034

The total solar eclipse of 2034, scheduled for March 20, will be visible in several Central African and South Asian countries, with a maximum duration of totality of 4 minutes and 9 seconds.

In Africa, it can be seen in Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan and Egypt. In the Middle East, you’ll see it in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran, while in Asia it’ll be in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and China.


Accommodation: saving with points

Marriott Bonvoy is Canada’s best-known hotel loyalty program. As a member, you earn points that can be exchanged for free nights.

You can earn between 2X and 5X Marriott Bonvoy points on your purchases with the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card and the Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express®* Card.

What’s more, these cards offer a welcome bonus, a wide range of travel insurance benefits and an annual one-night-free certificate worth 35,000 points.

If you’re not going to a Marriott hotel, there are also strategies for saving money by booking independent hotels.

Several credit cards offer annual travel credits that can be applied to accommodation expenses, including the BMO eclipse Visa Infinite Privilege* Card.

Finally, if you’re more of an Airbnb person, you’ll need to fill up on travel points to save on your booking.

Among the best travel points programs in Canada, several stand out:

Find the best Aeroplan prices for a flight

To find the best prices Aeroplan, Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, there are several strategies available. You’ll need to find :

  • Partner links ;
  • Availability;
  • A flight on the Air Canada platform to create your itinerary.

Aeroplan also makes it easy for members to earn points by using a credit card affiliated with the program.

The ultimate list for travelers

Our guide provides an overview of all the steps you need to take to set off with peace of mind and fine-tune your strategies.

As you know, good insurance is essential when traveling. The National Bank World Elite Mastercard® offers comprehensive insurance coverage for up to 60 days of travel.

Bottom Line

From Europe to Asia, Africa and Oceania, these celestial phenomena will enhance a trip you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Don’t forget to protect your eyes!

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Marjorie has three passions in life: writing, travel and the world of wellness. The last decade has been full of exploration for her! Her travels have taken her all over the world, from Central America to Asia, Europe and Africa. This former travel consultant loves to inspire us and share her best discoveries. She is also the author of several novels and guides.

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