Some of us who did not travel to Houlton (or any other Aroostook County town where the total eclipse could be seen) were a little underwhelmed by the eclipse seen outside the path of totality. Those up north got the real show.

This was an event that won't happen again in Maine until 2079, and many of us won't be around for that. I'd be 108 in 2079, so even if I could see it, I probably would have no idea what was going on at that old of an age.

However, there is a place on Earth where you can see a total solar eclipse four different times within the next 14 years.

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Australia experienced a total solar eclipse just a year ago on April 20, 2023. There are four more on the way, with one of them crossing over Sydney, the largest city in Australia.

July 22, 2028, is Australia's next total solar eclipse, which is just five years away. It's the first time Sydney will experience a total solar eclipse since March 26, 1857, and will be the last until June 3, 2858. You definitely won't be able to make that one.

Public Domain - Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC
Public Domain - Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC

A trip to Sydney without an eclipse would be a great adventure, but this adds to the fun. If you don't mind an average flight from the United States to Australia of about 17 hours and 53 minutes, book it.

Also, keep in mind that the seasons in Australia are the opposite of ours. July is in winter and December is in summer, but you'll find their winter temperatures 10 to 20 degrees warmer than here in Maine.

If you aren't able to get to Australia in 2030, there are three more total solar eclipses that will be seen there on these dates:

  • November 25, 2030
  • July 13, 2037
  • December 26, 2038

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Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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