There are four different types of solar eclipse, namely Partial eclipse, Annular eclipse, Total Eclipse and Hybrid Eclipse.
There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area. Most calendars have only two solar eclipses. The maximum number of solar eclipses that can take place in a year is five, but that is rare.
After the eclipse on Monday there will be one in 2044 barely grazing Montana. Another one will be on Aug. 14 2045 following a similar cross-country trek as 2017's.
Example 1. An eclipse takes place when one heavenly body such as the moon or a planet moves into the shadow of another heavenly body. There are two types of eclipses on Earth: an eclipse of the moon and an eclipse of the sun.