The 2027 Eclipse

The total solar eclipse of 2027 August 2

· Totality will be visible in southern Spain as well as northern African countries and the Middle East

· The total solar eclipse of 2027 is the second longest totality in the 21st century

· The maximum duration of totality will be 6min 23sec and can be observed in Egypt

· The path of totality will cross over the southern coast of Spain as well as Ceuta and Melilla in the African continent

· In the Iberian Peninsula a longer totality will be seen as we head to the south

· Totality will last more than 4.5 minutes in Tarifa in the south of the Peninsula as well as Ceuta and Melilla in the African continent

· Although some cities like Malaga and Cadiz are located quite far from the center line, however the duration of totality is remarkable in those areas. (About two minutes in Malaga and three minutes in Cadiz)

· This eclipse happens in Spain only a year after the total solar eclipse of 2026 in a vast area of this country

· Spain will be the only European country to visit the path of totality

· Once again summer vacation provides a good opportunity for travelers to come and enjoy this inspiring sky show along the southern coast of Spain

· The central line of the path will not cross over the soil of Spain but still over four minutes of totality will be seen from the southern coast

· Since this solar eclipse occurs in summer clear sky is predictable in this area of Spain to observe the event

· There won’t be any further totality in Europe till 2053, in which, once again Spain will be the only European country to observe the totality


The path of totality of the Grand Spanish Eclipse on 2027 August 2

The path of totality of the Grand Spanish Eclipse on 2027 August 2 within the Spanish territory

Table of times for the total solar eclipse on August 2, 2027, at some points within the totality path in the Spanish geography. This total solar eclipse is the longest of the rest of the century, and from the peninsula, Ceuta has the maximum duration.
Regionstart of partial eclipsestart of total eclipseEnd of total eclipseMaximum eclipseend of partial eclipseDuration totality
Tarifa09:40:45.910:45:00.810:49:39.110:47:19.512:00:36.34m 38.4s
Paloma baja09:40:43.010:44:56.310:49:29.410:47:12.412:00:24.54m 33.0s
URB. Atlanterra09:40:40.610:44:53.210:49:20.508:47:06.412:00:14.44m 27.2s
Zahara de los atunes09:40:40.710:44:53.810:49:18.010:47:05.512:00:12.24m 24.1s
Barbate09:40:41.010:44:56.010:49:12.710:47:03.912:00:08.24m 16.8s
El Palmar09:40:35.810:44:49.110:48:56.410:46:52.411:59:49.94m 07.3s
Conil de la Frontera09:40:36.410:44:52.310:48:52.510:46:52.011:59:47.94m 00.2s
Cádiz09:40:38.010:45:17.410:48:10.910:46:43.811:59:27.22m 53.4s
Jerez de la frontera09:40:50.210:46:09.710:47:47.410:46:58.311:59:42.01m 37.7s
Algeciras09:40:56.110:45:19.810:49:45.910:47:32.412:00:50.44m 26.1s
Estepona09:41:18.410:46:11.210:49:48.710:47:59.612:01:18.73m 37.5s
Torre del mar09:42:13.310:48:31.810:50:09.910:49:20.612:03:00.51m 38.2s
Málaga09:41:59.010:48:02.310:49:52.310:48:57.012:02:28.51m 50.0s
Nerja09:42:23.310:48:51.710:50:22.910:49:37.012:03:22.81m 31.2s
Marbella09:41:32.310:46:42.010:49:59.010:48:20.212:01:44.73m 17.1s
Fuengirola09:41:44.010:47:05.010:50:13.810:48:39.012:02:09.93m 08.8s
Ceuta09:40:52.910:45:13.210:50:01.310:47:36.812:01:05.14m 48.2s
Melilla09:42:17.410:48:05.810:52:39.310:50:22.112:05:14.14m 33.5s

Contact times for the 2027 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.

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