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We haven’t observed a total solar eclipse since July 2, 2019, and since the path of totality was short, not a lot of people got to experience this event. If you’ve never seen a total solar eclipse, it’s likely because it is such a rare event, but one is happening this year.

Not only will we see a total eclipse on April 20, 2023, but this particular eclipse will also come with a rare cosmic twist the sun, moon, and Earth will align during this event, which is the first time this has happened since 2013. After this, we won’t see it happen again until 2031.

Then, on October 14, 2023, we will have another solar eclipse, with a new moon. However, because it will fail to cover the Sun entirely, it will be called a ring of fire. This is an unusual effect that will last around five minutes, however, the visibility will span across seven states in the United States.

During the April eclipse, the path of totality will be short, and the new moon will eclipse the sun. Because it will be a bit too far away, it will also show a short ring of fire from the Indian Ocean. This will be a short eclipse, and only 20,000 people will be able to view it.

Then, on October 14, 2023, the annular solar eclipse will cause a ring of fire to sweep across North, Central, and South America. It can be seen in Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama, according to

As it moves through the U.S. it will be visible to California, Northeast Nevada, central Utah, northeast Arizona, southwest Colorado, central New Mexico, and Southern Texas, It will cover 20 national parks, monuments, and a vast amount of wilderness.

However, nothing will top what is coming in 2024. On April 8, 2024, the Great American Eclipse will take place, allowing millions across the U.S. to see a total solar eclipse in action for the first time in quite a while and for the last time until 2044!