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08/22/2017 – Ephemeris – Future Eclipses visible around northern Michigan

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Ephemeris for Tuesday, August 22nd. The Sun rises at 6:53. It’ll be up for 13 hours and 42 minutes, setting at 8:36. The Moon, 1 day past new, will set at 9:17 this evening. | OK, now that some of you have eclipse fever and want to see more, let’s see when the next solar eclipses will occur near us. Four years from now on June 10, 2021 the Sun will rise already in eclipse for us here. This annular eclipse will best be seen in western Ontario Provence, just north of Minnesota. The Moon will be too small to completely cover the Sun. After that is another Great American Eclipse, where the path of totality runs from Texas to Maine, clipping a few miles into the southeast corner of Michigan. That will be April 8, 2024. Around here nearly 87% of the Sun will be covered at maximum. If you want to travel, there are two total eclipses in Chile and Argentina on July 2nd, 2019 near sunset and December 14th, 2020 at midday.

The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.


June 10, 2021 Annular Eclipse track.

June 10, 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse track. Credit NASA/GSFC – Fred Espanek

April 8, 2014 Total Solar Eclipse track.

April 8, 2014 Total Solar Eclipse track. Credit NASA/GSFC – Fred Espanek