The next time a total solar eclipse will occur in the U.S is (According to NASA) will be on April 8, 2024. It will stretch diagonally across the U.S. from Texas through the Northeast U.S. But the next solar eclipse to occur will be on July 2, 2019.
This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last total solar eclipse occurred February 26, 1979. However, the last total solar eclipse to spread from coast to coast was 1918. Which means that it has been almost 100 years since the last total solar eclipse that has spread from coast to coast!
The solar eclipse has inspired many mythical stories and influenced human behavior. Even today, eclipses of the Sun are considered bad omens in many cultures. For instance, Ancient Greeks believed that when solar eclipses occurred, they were being punished by angry gods.
A solar eclipse is when a line forms between the Sun, the moon and the Earth. The moon blocks a portion of the Sun’s light and creates a large shadow on the Earth. Depending on where you are at you can see a total solar eclipse or a partial solar eclipse.