26th century

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The 26th century of the anno Domini (common) era will span from January 1, 2501, to December 31, 2600, of the Gregorian calendar.

Astronomical events[edit]

List of the long total solar eclipses[edit]

  • June 14, 2504: Solar eclipse,[1] (7 min 10 s), of saros 145.
  • June 25, 2522: at 9:04 TD, total solar eclipse[2] of 7min 12s, "crowning" at the top the series of saros 145.[Note 1]
  • July 5, 2540: Solar eclipse,[3] (7 min 04 s), of saros 145.
  • July 17, 2558: Solar eclipse,[4] (6 min 43 s), of saros 145.
  • August 6, 2567: Solar eclipse,[5] (6 min 26 s), of saros 164.
  • August 16, 2585: Solar eclipse,[6] (6 min 16 s), of saros 164.

Particular eclipse prediction[edit]

  • May 5, 2600: First total solar eclipse[7] visible from London since 2151.[8]
    The width of its path is predicted to be exceptionally wide at its maximum point.

Other phenomena[edit]

Science fiction set in the 26th century[edit]




Video games[edit]



  • "In the Year 2525", a 1969 song by Zager and Evans, describes what life is like in 2525 (and later 3535, 4545 and many others). Disturbing predictions are given for each selected year.
  • "Pretty Good Looking", a 2002 song by the White Stripes on their album "De Stijl", references the Zager and Evans song with the line "This feeling's still gonna linger on/until the year 2525 now."


Population of Earth[edit]

Physicist Stephen Hawking, at a White House lecture in 1999, remarked that if there is no space colonization, population expansion continued unabated and the people of the Earth continued to use power at the rate they did then, then by the year 2600 people would be standing shoulder to shoulder and the Earth would glow red hot.[10]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The serie from the last total eclipse of the last millennium taken on August 11, 1999.

Centuries and millennia[edit]