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September 21, 2025 Partial Solar Eclipse

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September 21, 2025 Partial Solar Eclipse

September 21, 2025, a partial solar eclipse, is an upcoming celestial event that has captured the attention of astronomy enthusiasts worldwide. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking the light from the sun and casting a shadow on the earth’s surface. In a partial solar eclipse, the moon does not completely cover the sun but only partially obscures it. This creates a breathtaking visual display; you can even see the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, with your own eyes.

The eclipse will start over the Pacific Ocean and move northeastward toward Mexico before traveling across the United States and Canada and ending in the Atlantic Ocean. The best place to see the total eclipse will be over the state of Texas, where the moon will completely cover the sun.

It’s important to remember that looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse can seriously hurt your eyes. Use specially designed solar viewing glasses or other safety equipment to observe the eclipse without causing permanent eye damage.

In addition to its scientific significance, total solar eclipses have also played a significant role in cultural and religious beliefs throughout history. As a result, some people see solar eclipses as omens or signs of important events to come, and they’ve become popular tourist attractions in modern times.

The September 2025 total solar eclipse is expected to draw many visitors to the areas where it will be visible, with many communities already preparing for the influx of people. Some places are even planning special events and festivals to celebrate the occasion!

Overall, the September 2025 total solar eclipse is an incredible event many people eagerly anticipate. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those living in parts of North and South America to witness an awe-inspiring spectacle that will leave a lasting impression.

If you plan to observe the eclipse, do it safely! You can accomplish this by using specially designed solar viewing glasses, telescopes with solar filters, or other specialized equipment.

Mark your calendar for September 21, 2025, because the total solar eclipse will be incredible! Just remember to protect your eyes and enjoy the breathtaking display that nature has in store for us.

Sep 21, 2025 at 5:29 pm UTC
520 days
South in Australia, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica
88.9° E

How to protect your eyes!

Protect your eyes during the next solar eclipse. During the next eclipse, wear ISO-certified eclipse glasses.   Never look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse (except during the very brief time the sun is in total eclipse; and even then, with caution). Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your eyes. After viewing a solar eclipse, seek treatment from an eye care professional if you or your child have any changes in vision that continue to get worse. Read more about eye safety >>

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