During a total solar eclipse, the sky will darken and the air will cool, animals and birds react to the change in the climate and will often be seen preparing for and going to sleep - as though it were night - and awaking at the end of the eclipse.
Totality is the period of time when the moon totally covers the sun. The path along which one can see totality is usually less that 200km wide. However, in 2009 this path was be as wide as 258 km.
Outside of this band, a partial eclipse is visible.
The next total solar eclipses are on these dates:
More solar eclipses occur for many years after this, but I simply haven't had time to add information about those eclipses yet.
For the purposes of this site I have concentrated on soley on total solar eclipses. If I ever have the time or inclination I may put up some information on other eclipse types but I will probably come to the conclusion that that's beyond the scope of this site.
2017 Solar Eclipse - United States - Travel plans for the Total Solar Eclipse in 2017 across the mainland United States
Chase eclipses - 5 reasons you must - Chasing eclipses and why it's is a must-do experience in a travellers life
Eclipse chasing - Essential total eclipse trip planning information from 2010 to 2019
Eclipse Websites - A selection of websites with information about total solar eclipses
Your next solar eclipse trip - what to know and do - What to know and do when planning your next solar eclipse trip
Why chase solar eclipses? - Why I chase total solar eclipse all over the world
Eclipse calendar - Calendar of forthcoming total, annular, hybrid and partial solar eclipses
Martigny - Amphitheatres and Erotic Rodin - Travelogue from a trip to Martigny in Canton Valais for the Erotic Rodin Exhibition
2017 solar eclipse - getting to Idaho - Overview information about getting to Idaho
2017 solar eclipse - getting to Wyoming - Overview information about how to get to Wyoming
Chile Tourism - Official website of the Chile National Tourism Service
Northern Territory - Official website of Northern Territory Tourism
Queensland Tourism - Official website of Tourism Queensland
Svalbard - Official website of the Svalbard archipelago
Tourism Australia - Official website of Tourism Australia
Visit Faroe Islands - Official website of the Faroe Islands Tourist Board
Wyoming Office of Tourism - Official website of the Wyoming Office of Tourism
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook