26th Century
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26th Century
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
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  • 25th century
  • 26th century
  • 27th century
Decades:
  • 2500s
  • 2510s
  • 2520s
  • 2530s
  • 2540s
  • 2550s
  • 2560s
  • 2570s
  • 2580s
  • 2590s


The 26th century in the anno Domini or Common Era of the Gregorian calendar will begin on January 1, 2501 and end on December 31, 2600.

Astronomical events

List of the long total solar eclipses

  • 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 7 min 12 s, "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

  • 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

Science fiction set in the 26th century

Literature

Film

Television

Video games

Comics

Music

  • "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 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."

Other

Population of Earth

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

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


  1. ^ "Solar eclipse of June 14, 2504".
  2. ^ "Solar eclipse of June 25, 2522". Archived from the original on 2007-06-15. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Solar eclipse of July 5, 2540".
  4. ^ "Éclipse solaire du July 17, 2558".
  5. ^ "Solar eclipse of August 6, 2567".
  6. ^ "Solar eclipse of August 16, 2585".
  7. ^ "NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2600 May 05". eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.
  8. ^ "NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2151 June 14". eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.
  9. ^ a b Mutual Planetary Transits; Fifteen millennium catalog; Period 2 001 AD - 3 000 AD Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ http://clinton4.nara.gov/Initiatives/Millennium/shawking.html

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