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Looking Ahead to the Next Time a Total Solar Eclipse Will be Visible in the Contiguous U.S.

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The April 8 total solar eclipse has been on the calendars of millions of people for months. Approximately 31.6 million Americans are in the path of totality for the much-anticipated astronomical event.

However, poor weather is threatening to obscure the viewing conditions across much of the path of totality in the U.S.

If you miss this event, when will be the next time that you can catch this natural wonder? And what else does the month of April have in store in the night skies?

Read on for the details.

When to Expect the Next Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S.

It is going to be a long time before the next total solar eclipse is visible in the U.S. You will need to wait at least two decades if you miss Monday's big event.

The next time that the moon will move across the sun to block out its light in the contiguous U.S. will not be until 2044. The good news is that another total solar eclipse is on deck for the year 2045 if you can make it to 2044.

It should also be noted that there are several total solar eclipses on the calendar between now and then. Unfortunately, they will not be visible from the U.S., meaning that you will need to travel internationally to see them in action.

The next total solar eclipse in the contiguous U.S. will happen on August 23, 2044. Unlike Monday's event that cuts across several states, this eclipse will only feature a path of totality in three states.


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