Predictions for Solar and Lunar Eclipses

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Welcome to - a website dedicated to predictions and information on eclipses of the Sun and Moon. You can learn more about this website by visiting the Introduction Page.

I welcome all comments, suggestions and corrections (via Contact) to make the very best resource on eclipses both past and future. Please help support this website by making a donation.

Clear skies.

- Fred Espenak

Great American Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

Recent and Upcoming Eclipses

  • Click on any diagram below to go directly to a page with detailed information, tables, diagrams and maps for the selected eclipse.

Recent and Upcoming Eclipses
Total Solar Eclipse
2016 Mar 09

Annular Solar Eclipse
2016 Sep 01

Annular Solar Eclipse
2017 Feb 26

Total Solar Eclipse
2017 Aug 21

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.


Much of the content presented on is based on the publications Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500 and Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by a link and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak,"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.

Donations to Support

I created and was responsible for running the NASA Eclipse Website since its inception in 1996. I'm now retired. I don't have any NASA grants nor do I have funding of any kind. Nevertheless, I am passionate about the prediction of eclipses so my work continues to provide the very best information on past, present and future eclipses to anyone with an internet connection and a browsing device.

If you find the information on this web site of use, I invite you to help support Current expenses include:

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Your generous donation can help me continue to make the very best source for predictions of solar and lunar eclipses. I've placed a PayPal donation button below for your convenience.

I am also available for presenting lectures on eclipses and astronomy at your event, meeting or convention. The honorarium I receive for speaking engagements is another way to support my eclipse work. See Public Talks and Speaking Engagements for more information.

The book sales of the Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500 and the Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500 offer one more way of supporting

Thanks for your generous support and I wish you clear skies at your next eclipse!

- Fred Espenak

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