A total solar eclipse occurs when the new moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night.

The next (partial) solar eclipse visible from the Caribbean will not occur until October 14, 2023, with one with even better visibility the following year on April 8, 2024!

Did you know…

  • A solar eclipse always takes place about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
  • There are 2 solar eclipses every year.
  • Do not look directly at the sun, ever! To watch the solar eclipse without damaging your eyes, be sure to use certified protective eyewear. Not sure? find out if your eyewear is suitable to view the eclipse, here.


Windspree has more information about the amazing sky in the calendar of even more astrological events and a list of eclipses, both solar and lunar, as well as a full moon schedule for the current calendar year. Check it out and choose the best dates to visit Coral Bay, St. John!

If you’re interested in booking St. John Virgin Islands rentals, the best resource is Windspree Vacation Homes, renting Virgin Islands vacation rentals for over 30 years. Book your St. John vacation rental from people who live there and know the island best! For more information on Virgin Islands rentals and St. John USVI rentals, checkout Windspree.com and call or text (340)201-3002.

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