Top 10 Solar Eclipses of the 2010sSolar Eclipses are rare and spectacular events that most of us rarely get to witness (in fact it's dangerous to look at one directly without proper eye protection). These eclipses are the best of the last decade (from 2010-2019) whether I got to witness them or not. Photographs are accepted.
This was the most anticipated natural event of the 2010's & caused so much hype that there were fears there would be massive traffic & even stampedes, therefore many were eventually unwilling to gather to watch this once in a lifetime event. Though many still did gather & watched it & the next day there were traffic jams including such in Utah that led to a line of traffic lasting a whopping 480 minutes. It managed to be the most watched eclipse of all time & the 1st viewed on social media & smartphones. It was like New Year's Eve & Day except there were no mandates of staying in 1 spot much of the day on feet & suffering. Yet the NASA livestream gained a whopping 90M page views in as long as it was live for, which's almost 100M. In fact no YouTube, Facebook or Instagram video had ever managed to reach that many that quickly. What's also crazy was that prior to the eclipse, there were fake glasses being sold, which aren't safe to look at the Sun through & they were deemed counterfeit, ...more
Took place over the United States. Considering the large amounts of media attention this event got, yes this is definitely the number one eclipse of the decade.
I remember this eclipse I only saw it live on earthcam, and it was cloudy in my town the day of this eclipse
Occurred over the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia. While the 2017 American eclipse is the most notable, to me the 2019 annular eclipse is the best because it is the first eclipse that I manage to get on photo though it's on my Facebook (which I can't show for now) so tough luck for those who want to see what it looks like (I have to admit, the eclipse is small from my camera)
Visible in Southeast Asia. The 2019 annular eclipse is my first on camera but this is the first I ever witnessed, with my unaided eyes no less. I'm sort of lucky that I didn't suffer any eye damage. I cover my eyes or look away every few moments in between viewings
Skirted just partially over the Philippines (my home country) and fully over Japan, China and eventually to the Western United States. Sadly I didn't see it, it was early in the morning and I wasn't that interested in Eclipses back then
Took place in Chile and Argentina. I watched some of the videos online showing the cheering crowds while the eclipse is in progress
Most of the eclipse was seen over the Western US, Canada, and Alaska
Visible over Northern Australia and a few Pacific Islands.
Fun Fact: Solar (and Lunar) eclipses often follow an annual pattern in which one eclipse on the descending node is a total eclipse and descends downwards on Earth's solar plane while the other is an annular eclipse, travels upward on the ascending node and the ascending node is always 5 saros series numbers ahead of the descending node. The eclipse types can alternate between nodes as well during the semester (an eclipse semester lasts about 4 years). I have to admit this whole eclipse patterns thing is very complicated
This was among the longest total solar eclipses of the 2010's. At 5 minutes 20 seconds.
Visible on a few islands over the Southeastern Pacific Ocean
Although I haven't seen it (since I live in California), I heard it was the longest of any solar eclipse for this millennium. Annularity as you call it lasted 11 minutes 10.7 seconds which's an incredibly long time for a solar eclipse since we're familiar with totality or annularity lasting around half or a quarter of that. It's longer than typical episodes of children's TV series are. The Moon was near its absolute farthest point from Earth (known as apogee) which was near its closest point to our Sun (known as perihelion) in their elliptical orbits, therefore those in the right locations witnessed a treat that hasn't happened since January 4th 1992 (at 11 minutes 40.9 seconds) & that was the 2nd longest of the 20th century whereas the eclipse of Christmas Eve 1973 was 12 minutes 2.37 seconds & was only surpassed by December 14th 1955 which was a whopping 12 minutes 9.17 seconds & that won't be surpassed til January 14th 3080.