Type a search into Google for “Where is the next…” and it will auto-complete your search with three suggestions:
- Solar eclipse
- World Cup
All three are global events. Large global events. Although aren’t solar eclipses more of a local event? Each eclipse occurs in only one spot of the world. The Great American Eclipse in August 19, 2017 occurred only in America.
But solar eclipses could be considered a global event. With every solar eclipse, it occurs in a different spot of Earth. Everyone on Earth gets their turn to have a solar eclipse. The events are spread out across the world every time. The Olympics and World Cup operate in the same way.
Wait your turn, and soon you’ll have a solar eclipse, Olympics, or World Cup. Of these three, the solar eclipse does the best job covering the entire planet, as the oceans are not ignored. Tell me, World Cup and Olympics, when are you going to host your next event on the ocean?!
The next total solar eclipse will occur on July 2, 2019, covering the Pacific Ocean, and end in Argentina.
FIFA World Cup will be in Russia on June 14 to July 15, 2018. (graphic by speld.nl)
The next Olympics will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea during February 9 to February 25, 2018. This will be the winter Olympics. (Google Map by architectureofthegames.net)
All three events are on different continents. South America, Europe (European Russia), and Asia. Pretty neat.
Oh, and the 4th auto-complete suggestion by Google for “Where is the next” is “Where is the next restroom”. Which follows in suit with the global theme. Everyone needs to use the restroom! But where will the next major restroom be? I’m talking major global-event restroom. You know what I mean. When you REALLY gotta go. Let’s map THAT out.