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Three Consecutive Years of Eclipse Chasing in Spain

In 2026, 2027 and 2028, the paths of three solar eclipses will cross Spain. The eclipses of 2026 and 2027 will be total and that of 2028 will be annular. Those are the first total solar eclipses to occur over mainland Europe in the 21st century and the Iberian Peninsula will be experiencing its first total solar eclipse after more than a century. Undoubtedly, Spain will be the top destination in the whole world to observe the total eclipse of 2026 according to the path of totality. One year later, once again the path of totality of another solar eclipse will cross over the southern coast of Spain where the totality will last more than 4 minutes. Finally, six months later the path of a great annular solar eclipse crosses a vast area of Spain and the remaining ring of sunlight will appear above the horizon before sunset.

Eclipse262728 as a pioneering work (since 2016), offers what you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipses, tries to raise awareness and provides an arena for a collaboration network to organize eclipse celebrations in Spain.

Three Consecutive Years of Eclipse Chasing in Spain

Why shouldn’t we miss the total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse is an inspiring memorable moment in everybody’s life. It’s exciting and spectacular. Not everyone has the chance of observing a total or annular eclipse in their lifetime. Although total and annular solar eclipses occur almost every year somewhere on the Earth, they are absolutely rare at any specific location. On average, crossing the path of totality over a single location happens only about once every four centuries. It is crucial to be within the path of totality to enjoy the most important and spectacular moment of the eclipse. Totality is the only part of an eclipse where you can observe the totally eclipsed sun with the naked eye without any solar filters, seeing the solar corona, and also experience the full darkening around you.

WHAT IS ECLIPSE262728?

As pioneers (since 2016) and representatives of the IAU (International Astronomical Union), present this project based on an academic study that has previous experiences with similar events. The Eclipse262728 team has experimented with other eclipses around the world, dedicating themselves to promoting sustainable tourism through solar eclipses and related activities.

This website promotes the project at a national and international level, to raise awareness among the population and, thanks to all this, to promote sustainable tourism.

A total solar eclipse is a memorable and inspiring moment in everyone’s lives. It’s exciting and spectacular. Not everyone has the possibility to observe a total or an annular eclipse during their lifetime. Although total and annular solar eclipses occur almost every year somewhere on Earth, they are quite rare at any specific place. On average, crossing the path of totality in one place occurs only once every four centuries. It is crucial to be within the path of totality to enjoy the most important and spectacular moment of the eclipse. The totality is the only phase of an eclipse where you can observe the totally eclipsed sun with the naked eyes and without any solar filters to see the sun’s corona, and also experience the complete darkness around it.

The upcoming solar eclipses of Spain in 2026, 2027 and 2028 offer us a privileged opportunity to obtain sustainable development throughout Spain. The next eclipses of Spain in 2026, 2027 and 2028 offer us a privileged opportunity to obtain sustainable development throughout Spain. Eclipse262728 will help local communities to host the eclipse festival, based on awareness and early planning through diverse activities in each population. The local community and destinations within or even near the path of the eclipse play a very important role in holding the eclipse festival. On the one hand, they must enjoy the great nature’s gift  in their territory and, on the other hand, they must be prepared to collaborate in the actions and activities related to the eclipse festival.

One of the most important project issues is early planning since a great overcrowding of astrotourists is expected especially for “The Grand Spanish Eclipse 2026” and in the other eclipses that precede it. This will allow us to have full coordination and organization of the progress of all activities and encourage interest throughout the world.

Early planning will help in the organization of the eclipse festival and will also help to improve tourism infrastructure in less-known areas, for example emptied spain, which will help governments allocate resources to small towns that are within the eclipse path. Therefore, these destinations will be able to enjoy these resources in the long term, before, during and after the eclipse.

Our collaboration network is based on organizing all the affiliated entities to be able to hold all kinds of activities such as sports, educational and cultural events focused on raising public awareness before and during eclipses. In this way no one will miss the smallest details.

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