Out of this World: Upcoming Solar and Lunar Eclipses to Add to Your Calendar
Solar eclipses don’t come around very often and are a great excuse to explore somewhere new. To observe one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, grab your protective eyewear and binoculars and add the upcoming solar and lunar eclipse dates to your calendar. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, consults the stars for a galactic getaway, pairing lunar and solar eclipse viewings with the ultimate space stays.
Partial Solar Eclipse
On 13 July 2018 a partial solar eclipse will occur and will be visible from South Australia, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The next total solar eclipse will not happen until July 2019, so make sure to add this to your calendar to marvel at nature’s magic. To get the perfect view, book a stay at Sullivans Cove Apartments in Tasmania, complete with a terrace for sky gazing and spacious living area for complete comfort.
Partial Solar Eclipse
On the 11th August 2018 a partial solar eclipse will occur and will be visible from North and East Europe, North and West Asia, North America, the Atlantic and the Artic. To have the opportunity of seeing this partial solar eclipse first-hand why not stay in Quebec City, Canada, at Les Lofts St-Joseph. The apartments come complete with a communal rooftop terrace that offers a view of the city.
Total Lunar Eclipse
Although slightly less rare than a total solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse is still something to marvel and can be viewed anywhere on Earth. On the 27th – 28th July 2018 watch as the moon turns into a blood red orange. Why not view this natural phenomenon whilst staying at the Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavík, Iceland. Featuring futuristic capsule pod beds, both dormitory and private sleeping capsules.
Total Solar Eclipse
Looking ahead to next year, on the 2nd July 2019, a full solar eclipse will take place and will only be fully visible from Argentina and Chile. While a solar eclipse is not uncommon, they are only visible from tiny patches of land making the opportunity to view them incredibly rare. Once you’ve had your fill of space themed hotels, escape to one of the beautiful rooms at the Posada Paso de los Patos, with panoramic views of the Andes Mountains this is an amazing opportunity to view the moment the moon passes in front of the sun. After viewing the solar eclipse in the peace and tranquility of the beautiful surroundings, finish the day with a home cooked meal and a glass of wine in the hotels traditional restaurant.
For something really unique…
If you don’t find yourself in the path of an upcoming eclipse, you can still have an out of this world stay at the Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel in Guangdong, China. Featuring spaceship-like decoration throughout the property and even capsule-pod beds – perfect for the space enthusiast!