If you missed this one, the next solar annular eclipse won’t be for a long time. BUT, there’s a partial lunar eclipse coming up very early in the morning of June 4 (for the West Coast, US), so get ready.
Don’t forget Sunday’s (May 20) annular solar eclipse. What’s an annular eclipse? The moon only blocks part of the sun so there’s a ring–aka an annulus–of sun around the moon’s shadow.
NASA has a nice map with timing of the eclipse’s path (sorry, not everyone will see it). Here’s NASA’s handy-dandy chart giving local times for eclipse viewing for many US cities. Most times are given in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) so here’s a converter.
DON’T LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN DURING THE ECLIPSE (OR EVER)! YOU COULD INJURE YOUR EYES…POSSIBLY PERMANENTLY. Here are Sky & Telescope‘s tips on how to safely view the eclipse.