Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States

July 1, 2019

The summer of 2017 brought the very first total solar eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776? Here are highlights of eight total solar eclipses that have hit American soil since the signing of the Declaration of Independence—plus, an update on the next total solar eclipse. Total Solar Eclipses through U.S. History June 24, 1778 The total solar eclipse of June 24, 1778, began in the middle…