Near future

Exceeding 7 minutes of totality, this will be the first time this has happened in 177 years; the last one occurred on June 30, 1973.[5] when the Concorde prototype followed the totality spot during 73 minutes.

  • 2160: March 17 – Unless changes are made as to when Easter can be observed, this particular March 17 will fall within Holy Week for the first time since 2008 and fall on the same day (Monday) as it did in that year, likely requiring the movement of the Feast of Saint Patrick's Day to another date.[6]
  • 2168: July 5: Solar eclipse of 7 min 26 s, saros 139.[7]
  • 2170: Triple conjunction MarsJupiter.
  • 2174: The second full orbit of Neptune around the sun since its discovery in 1846.
  • 2177: "First Plutonian anniversary" of the dwarf planet's discovery, given that Pluto's orbit is just under 248 Earth years.
  • 2185: Triple conjunction MarsSaturn.
  • July 16, 2186 : Solar eclipse[8] of 7 min 29 s (very close to the theoretical maximum), Saros 139,[9] "crowning" this series.

This is predicted to be the longest eclipse during the current 10,000 year period, from 4000 BC to AD 6000 (eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC.DEPP).[10]

The previous occultation of Spica by Venus was on November 10, 1783. December 24: the Moon will occult Neptune.

  • 2209: Return of Halley's Comet.
  • 2221: Triple conjunction of Mars and Saturn.
  • 2223: On December 2 at 12:32 UTC Mars will occult Jupiter.
  • Triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.
  • 2240: 7th millennium begins in the Hebrew calendar.
  • 2243: On August 12 at 04:52 UTC, Venus will occult Saturn.
  • 2247: Transit of Venus on June 11.
  • 2251: On March 4 at 10:52 UTC, Venus will occult Uranus.
  • 2253: On August 1, Mercury occults Regulus (last occultation of Regulus by Mercury was on August 13, 364 BC).
  • 2255: Transit of Venus on June 9.
  • 2265: Return to perihelion by the Great Comet of 1861.
  • 2279: Triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.
  • 2281, 2282: Grand Trine of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. This last occurred in 1769 and 1770.

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