Solar Eclipses

The following diagrams illustrate all the solar eclipses visible from Reading through the year 2036. Each diagram, along with its corresponding date and time, represents the eclipse maximum. The number in parentheses represents the proportion of the Sun’s diameter covered by the Moon (eclipse magnitude). For a few of the eclipses the maximum eclipse occurs after sunset or before sunrise, the diagram then shows the eclipse at the moment of sunset or sunrise.

The next total solar eclipse visible from Reading will be on 5th May 2600 when 1m17s of totality will be enjoyed by the residents of Reading.

The next total solar eclipse visible from the UK mainland will be on 23rd Sep 2090. Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, parts of Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight) and Sussex will see totality. Hopefully some of our younger readers will get to see it!

The next reasonably friendly total solar eclipse will be the one that crosses right across the United States from west coast to east coast on 21st Aug 2017.

The first to cross the European mainland since 1999 will be on 12th Aug 2026. The path of totality passes west of Ireland but goes right across Spain between Bilbao and Madrid (which just misses out on a total eclipse). All of the Balearic Islands will see a total eclipse just before sunset, Mallorca is right on the centre line. Book your summer holidays now!

The deep partial eclipse visible from Reading in 2015 will be total off of the North coast of Scotland and in the Faroes.

1st Aug 2008

1st Aug 2008
09:17 UT (0.22)

4th Jan 2011

4th Jan 2011
08:09 UT (sunrise)

20th Mar 2015

20th Mar 2015
09:30 UT (0.87)

21st Aug 2017

21st Aug 2017
19:05 UT (0.11)

10th Jun 2021

10th Jun 2021
10:11 UT (0.32)

25th Oct 2022

25th Oct 2022
09:58 UT (0.25)

29th Mar 2025

29th Mar 2025
11:02 UT (0.43)

12th Aug 2026

12th Aug 2026
18:13 UT (0.93)

2nd Aug 2027

2nd Aug 2027
08:59 UT (0.52)

26th Jan 2028

26th Jan 2028
16:42 UT (sunset)

1st Jun 2030

1st Jun 2030
05:21 UT (0.58)

21st Aug 2036

21st Aug 2036
18:07 UT (0.67)

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