Next Upcoming Solar Eclipse in Canada

Next Upcoming Solar Eclipse in Canada

There are two solar eclipses happening in Canada in the span of 6 months. On October 14th, 2023 all of Canada will experience a partial annular solar eclipse. And on April 8th, 2024, easter Canada will experience a Total solar eclipse with the rest of Canada having a partial eclipse.

What is a Solar Eclipse: A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking all or a portion of the Sun's light.

Why Does an Eclipse Happen: The diameter of the Sun is approximately 400 times greater than that of the moon, but it is also around 400 times farther away. Therefore, the Sun and Moon appear to be the same size in the sky. When the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, it casts a shadow on Earth that either fully or partially blocks the Sun. This only happens occasionally, because the Moon doesn’t orbit in the exact same plane as the Sun and Earth do.

For more information and an interactive map to see which Canadian cities will be in totality, please visit: 

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