The final event of 2014 occurs at the Moon’s ascending node in southern Virgo. Although it is only a partial solar eclipse, it is of particular interest because the event is widely visible from Canada and the USA. The astrology will be just fine.
Totality of a solar eclipse can last up to 7 minutes and 31 seconds, but these eclipses are very rare. The next instance of a similarly long totality is predicted to occur in 2150, when the Sun is expected to be completely obscured for 7 minutes and 14 seconds – longer than during any total solar eclipse since the 9th century. In most cases, the period of totality is shorter than 5 minutes.