There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area. The next solar eclipse is in 170 days 23 hours. According to NASA only about 25 years in the past 5,000 years have had 5 solar eclipses.
The next solar eclipse is on April 8,2024. Solar eclipse every 18 months and they are seen somewhere. On the map on the top of the page it shows what is happening from 2001-2050.
There will be a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The eclipse is when the moon passes the sun and earth and blocks the sun up to three hours. Everyone around the North America, and some parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see part of the eclipse. The path of the eclipse is 70 miles wide that goes from West to East. When you look at the eclipse you have to wear eye protection because you can not look at the sun directly.