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The total solar eclipse as seen in Columbia, SC
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The total solar eclipse as seen in Columbia, SC

If you got skunked trying to find filtered glasses for Monday’s solar eclipse, you’ll get another chance in seven years.

The next total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. will happen on April 8, 2024. The eclipse will move across North America from Mexico to Canada.

It won’t move directly across the Carolinas. Major cities it will pass over include: Dallas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis; Cleveland; and New York.

Not until 2045 will a total eclipse go coast-to-coast in the U.S., as Monday’s will. It will go from northern California to central Florida.

Hardcore eclipse chasers willing to travel have more choices. Total solar eclipses will cross South America in 2019 and points around the globe five more times by 2026.

Bruce Henderson: 704-358-5051, @bhender

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