On January 5, 2038, an annular, or "ring of fire," solar eclipse will occur in the Caribbean and Africa. In the Caribbean, the path of annularity will cross over Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados. In Africa, the path of annularity will cross over Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Libya, Sudan, and Egypt. The maximum duration of annularity for this eclipse will be 3 minutes and 18 seconds. The maps below show the path of annularity over the Caribbean and Africa. To experience the annular, or "ring of fire," phase of the eclipse, you must be located within the path of annularity represented on the maps below. Areas outside the path of annularity will get a partial solar eclipse only.
In the U.S., a partial solar eclipse will occur in all or parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia.