After 67 years of absence, solar eclipses will visit Spain again, surprisingly two consecutive eclipses in two years.
Let us remember that these phenomena occur when the Sun, Earth and Moon align. When they align perfectly, it is called a total eclipse, since the shape of the Moon completely covers the Sun. In the case in which the alignment is not one hundred percent perfect, it is called a partial eclipse, where only part of the sun is covered.

The first of these eclipses will be on August 12, 2026, where it will be observed starting from the American continent, moving through northern Europe until reaching northwest Africa. Here in Spain, this phenomenon will be partially seen from the entire peninsula, however, it can be seen in its entirety in communities such as Galicia, La Rioja, País Vasco, Cataluña, Aragon or the Balearic Islands, among others.
The second solar eclipse in Spain will occur on August 2, 2027, and this time it will affect large areas of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In our country it will be seen partially throughout the territory and completely only in the South, especially in the areas of Gibraltar and Sotogrande, in communities such as Andalusia, Melilla and Ceuta.

The difference between these two eclipses is the hours of the day in which it will occur, since the 2027 eclipse will occur in the morning, around 9:30, lasting longer than 4 and a half minutes. In the case of the 2026 eclipse, It will occur around sunset time, lasting only around 2 minutes.