UPCOMING SOLAR ECLIPSES
We might not all be able to enjoy this annular solar eclipse due to restrictions of travel and assembly because of Covid-19. However, eclipses are not that uncommon, and depending on your location, you might get to experience one in a few years time. We have listed here the solar eclipses for the next ten years that can be seen from Africa and have mentioned only those countries which will see more than a few percent obscuration of the sun. The obscuration fraction is the proportion of the sun that will be covered by the moon at maximum eclipse. For the full list, including lunar eclipses, see here.
14 December 2020
This will be seen as a partial solar eclipse just before sunset, in western Angola, Namibia and South Africa. Map.
4 December 2021
This will be seen as a partial solar eclipse in the morning, in south western South Africa and Namibia. The obscuration fraction of the sun is very low. Map.
25 October 2022
This will be seen as a partial solar eclipse after noon, in Egypt, Tunisia and north eastern parts of Libya, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The obscuration fraction is very low except for Egypt and Sudan. Map.
29 March 2025
This will be a morning partial eclipse, in Morocco and north western parts of Senegal, Mauritania, Algeria and nearby regions. The obscuration fraction is very low except for Morocco. Map.
17 February 2026
This will be an afternoon partial eclipse in Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Eswatini, Seychelles and south eastern Namibia and Botswana. The obscuration fraction is very low except for Mauritius, Madagascar, Lesotho and south eastern South Africa. Map.
12 August 2026
This will be a partial solar eclipse for Africa just before sunset, in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Northern parts of Morocco and Algeria will experience more than 80% obscuration of the sun. Map.
6 February 2027
This will be an annular solar eclipse just before sunset. Southern parts of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin will experience an annular solar eclipse with an obscuration of 84% at maximum and all of western Africa will see a partial eclipse, with the obscuration decreasing farther away from the annularity belt. Map.
2 August 2027
This will be a morning total solar eclipse. The belt of totality will pass over northern Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, north eastern tip of Sudan and Somalia. All of northern and eastern Africa will experience a partial solar eclipse. Map.
26 January 2028
This will be a late afternoon annular solar eclipse with an obscuration of 83% at maximum. The belt of annularity passes over the north western most tip of Morocco near Tangiers. North western parts of Africa, especially Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mali, Senegal and Mauritania will experience a partial solar eclipse. Map.
1 June 2030
This will be an early morning annular solar eclipse with an obscuration of 87% at maximum. The path of annularity passes over Algeria, Tunisia and north western Libya. All of northern Africa will experience a partial eclipse. Map.
25 November 2030
This will be a morning total solar eclipse and the path of totality will pass through Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa. All of southern Africa will experience a partial solar eclipse. Map.