Eclipse 2026 EN

The 2026 Eclipse

The total solar eclipse of 2026 August 12 (The Grand Spanish Eclipse)

· This total solar eclipse will be visible in Spain, the Arctic, Greenland, a small part of Iceland, Atlantic Ocean, and a very small area in the north of Portugal

· Spain can be considered as the main destination to host eclipse chasers from all around the world

· This is the first totality to occur over the Iberian Peninsula in nearly 120 years

· The total solar eclipse of 2026 is the first total solar eclipse to occur over mainland Europe since 1999

· The 2026 eclipse is especially unique since the path of totality will cross over a vast area of Spain and approximately forty percent of the entire Spanish territory will be visited by the eclipse path

· The path width of a total solar eclipse rarely exceeds 200 kilometers whereas, the path of totality of the 2026 eclipse in Spain is approximately 290 kilometers wide

· The total solar eclipse of 2026 happens in summer vacations

· Totality will happen in a very low altitude (less than 8° throughout Spain). A horizon free of buildings, trees, mountains etc., is essential to observe the totality

· The early weather forecast models predict clear skies for the eclipse days in many regions

 · That would be a glorious moment to see the totality during the sunset or just before that in the eastern coast of Spain especially in the Balearic Islands

· Both Madrid and Barcelona stand just outside the path of totality where the eclipse obscuration can exceed 99%

· Valencia, Zaragoza and Bilbao are the biggest cities within the path of totality


The path of totality of the Grand Spanish Eclipse on 2026 August 12




The path of totality of the Grand Spanish Eclipse on 2026 August 12 within the Spanish territory.

City

Autonomous community

start of partial eclipse

start of total eclipse

End of total eclipse

Maximum eclipse

Sun altitude at Max eclipse

Duration totality

Valencia

Valencia

19:38:19.7

20:32:25.5

20:33:24.1

20:32:54.9

04.4°

0m 58.6s

Peñíscola

Valencia

19:36:47.1

20:30:29.1

20:32:08.3

20:31:18.8

04.4°

1m 39.3s

Teruel

Aragón

19:36:50.9

20:30:59.2

20:32:32.6

20:31:46.0

05.4°

1m 33.4s

Zaragoza

Aragón

19:34:36.6

20:28:57.7

20:30:22.3

20:29:40.1

05.9°

1m 24.5s

Escucha

Aragón

19:36:04.8

20:30:08.8

20:31:49.9

20:30:59.5

05.4°

1m 41.1s

Jaraba

Aragón

19:35:23.1

20:29:47.1

20:31:29.7

20:30:38.5

06.4°

1m 42.6s

Tarragona

Catalonia

19:35:29.0

20:29:23.7

20:30:24.6

20:29:54.2

04.2°   

1m 00.8s

Lleida

Catalonia

19:34:39.3

20:29:03.7

20:29:33.5

20:29:18.7

04.9°

0m 39.8s

Guadalajara

Castile-La Mancha

19:36:19.0

20:31:17

20:32:22.5

20:31:49.9

06.9°

1m 05.6s

Soria

Castilla y León

19:34:21.9

20:29:00.9

20:30:43.0

20:29:52.1

07.1°

1m 42.1s

Lerma

Castilla y León

19:33:50.6

20:28:51.0

20:30:36.3

20:29:43.8

08.1°

1m 45.3s

Burgos

Castilla y León

19:33:17.0

20:28:19.9

20:30:03.9

20:29:12.0

08.2°

1m 44.0s

Valladolid

Castilla y León

19:34:25.7

20:29:48.2

20:31:14.8

20:30:31.6

08.6°

1m 26.7s

Palencia

Castilla y León

19:33:48.6

20:29:03.5

20:30:45.2

20:29:54.5

08.6°

1m 41.7s

León

Castilla y León

19:32:39.6

20:28:15.5

20:29:59.9

20:29:07.8

09.6°

1m 44.3s

Osorno

Castilla y León

19:33:06.8

20:28:20.0

20:30:064

20:29:13.3

08.7°

1m 46.4s

Ponferrada

Castilla y León

19:32:37.5

20:28:39.6

20:30:05.2

20:29:22.5

10.3°

1m 25.6s

Bilbao

Basque Country

19:31:42.9

20:27:17.2

20:27:48.9

20:27:33.1

08.2°

0m 31.7s

Santander

Cantabria

19:31:17.6

20:26:51.9

20:27:55.6

20:27:23.8

08.8°

1m 03.7s

Gijón

Asturias

19:30:58.3

20:26:43.2

20:28:28.3

20:27:35.9

10.1°

1m 45.2s

Oviedo

Asturias

19:31:15.3

20:27:00.3

20:28:48.7

20:27:54.6

10.2°

1m 48.4s

A Coruña

Galicia

19:30:52.3

20:27:37.7

20:28:51.9

20:28:14.9

12.0°

1m 14.2s

Ferrol

Galicia

19:30:40.3

20:27:16.3

20:28:44.8

20:28:00.7

11.9°

1m 28.5s

Ribadeo

Galicia

19:30:46.8

20:26:53.3

20:28:41.7

20:27:47.6

11.1°

1m 48.4s

Alcobendas

Madrid

19:36:27.8

20:31:55.3

20:32:15.5

20:32:05.5

07.2°

0m 20.2s

Palma

Balearic Islands

19:37:59.1

20:31:00.4

20:32:36.6

20:31:48.6

02.4°

1m 36.2s

Ibiza

Balearic Islands

19:39:10.9

20:32:41.2

20:33:44.0

20:33:12.7

02.8°

1m 02.8s

Contact times for the 2026 Total Solar Eclipse in Spain, derived from Interactive Google Map - Xavier Jubier


It is estimated that the cloud map of the sky will have this aspect by the statistics made over several years by Jay Anderson.