16 Apr, 2024 @ 13:20
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Spain will have THREE solar eclipses in three years – this is where you will see them

THREE solar eclipses are due to grace Spain over next three years and here’s where they can be spotted. 

Last week’s solar eclipse had everyone talking but there’s a lot more where that came from for Spain. 

A few years ago, Argentina and Chile saw two total eclipses but now the Mediterranean is making a record, with three in three years. 

In 2026, a total solar eclipse will be seen in northern Spain, Greenland and Iceland. 

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The total eclipse of the sun viewed from an aeroplane in 2017. Photo: Cordon Press

Take a trip up north to catch this natural wonder, with the best views and clear skies expected in Palencia, Burgos and Valladolid. 

The eclipse will be visible on August 12, 2026. 

The year after, we will see another total solar eclipse, this time in southern Spain. 

On August 2, this ‘post-breakfast’ eclipse will be seen in the skies above Tarifa. 

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It is expected to last around four minutes and 39 seconds, but if you travel further afield to the likes of Luxor, Egypt, an ‘almost guaranteed’ clear sky will allow you to see the eclipse for over six minutes. 

In 2028, Southern Spain will again see a solar eclipse, this time on January 28. 

Known as a ‘ring of fire’, the phenomenon will last up to seven minutes and 10 seconds. 

It will be visible along the coast from Portugal to Tarifa as well as the Galapagos, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, French Guiana and Portugal. 

Although Spain is going strong, with its three eclipses, Australia is set to usurp it with four in 2028, 2030, 2037 and 2038.

READ MORE: Impressive fireball ‘as bright as a moon’ streak across sky in Spain’s Andalucia

Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email [email protected]

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