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Countdown to The Winter Solstice 2024

We gain one minute of sunlight every day until summer solstice.

Countdown to Christmas 2024

Countdown to Spring Equinox 2024

Countdown to the Next Total Lunar Eclipse 2024

Note:  Total solar eclipses happen when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth.

Countdown to the Next Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2024

Note:  A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow, the penumbra. This type of eclipse is not as dramatic as other types of lunar eclipses and is often mistaken for a regular Full Moon.

Countdown to Summer Solstice 2024

We lose one minute of sunlight every day until winter solstice.

Countdown to the Next Annular Solar Eclipse 2024

Note:  An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun's center, leaving the Sun's visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon.

Countdown to the Next Partial Lunar Eclipse 2024

Note:  Partial solar eclipses happen when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.

Countdown to the Next Total Solar Eclipse 2024

The Monday, April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The total solar eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean.

Two solar eclipses will cross the United States in 2023 and 2024. On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will create a “ring of fire” in the sky from Oregon to Texas. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Texas to Maine.


Countdown to the Next Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse 2031

The last hybrid total solar eclipse was the Ningaloo on April 20, 2023.


A hybrid total solar eclipse is a type of solar eclipse that looks like an annular solar eclipse or a total solar eclipse, depending on the observer's location along the central eclipse path.

During a hybrid total solar eclipse, the Earth's curvature brings some sections of the eclipse path into the Moon's umbra, the darkest part of its shadow that creates total solar eclipses, while other areas remain outside the umbra's reach, causing an annular eclipse.

The next hybrid total solar eclipses will be: November 14, 2031. Following that: November 25, 2049, and May 20, 2050. 

| Note:  add 365 days to the calculated scheduled countdown date shown above |

Moon Phases 2023

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