Total Solar Eclipse of 1979
From cold, clear skies over Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, planet Earth,
the solar corona surrounds the silhouette of the New Moon in this
telescopic snapshot of the total solar eclipse of February 26, 1979.
Thirty eight years ago, it was
the last total
solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States.
The narrow path of totality ran through the northwestern
states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota
before crossing into Canadian provinces Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario and Quebec.
Following the upcoming
August 21, 2017
total solar eclipse crossing the U.S. from coast to coast,
an annular solar eclipse will be seen in
the continental United States on October 14, 2023,
visible along a route from Northern California to Florida.
next total solar eclipse
to touch the
continental U.S. will track across 13 states from
from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
A service of:
& Michigan Tech. U.