Now that the total solar eclipse of 2017 has come and gone and amazed folks all across America, it’s natural to wonder when the next eclipse like that will come again. Whether you saw this one or totally missed it altogether, the good news is that there’s another one on the way for us.
The next total solar eclipse that will be visible in America will take place on April 8, 2024. Considering this eclipse in question will be visible in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, it’s little wonder why it has already been named “The Great (North) American Eclipse #2.”
What’s really “great” is that another total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States after just seven years. This time, though, the path of totality will look a bit different from the one this time around.
Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, New York, and Vermont will be the states experiencing a totality expected to last more than four minutes (wow!). But if you think America as a whole is lucky, that’s nothing compared to a specific area in southern Illinois. The Carbondale area gets to experience totality again a second time, something that statistically only happens in the same spot every 350 years.
The best part? It’ll happen on a Monday again, so it’ll be a great way to get another starry start to the week.
We don’t know about you, but we’re already counting down the days to the next eclipse! Should be a sight for (hopefully not) sore eyes!
h/t Fox News