This mandala was posted on the day of the total eclipse of the sun (Aug 21, 2017), occurring across the United States. Total eclipses happen fairly often, but it varies where they occur around the world, and partial eclipses are even more frequently When is the next total eclipse? July 2, 2019. It will be viewable from land over much of South America. The next total solar eclipse over the United States will be on April 8, 2024, and will take place mostly on the eastern side of the US.