Total Solar Eclipse
🌞 🌑 🌎 April 8, 2024 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 🇨🇦
Mexico, United States, and Canada
Totality first touches Mexico, enters the United States at Texas, cuts a diagonal to Maine, and visits the maritime provinces of Canada. The next total solar eclipse in the US is in 2045, so don’t miss this!
Photo by Karen Kayser
The maximum duration is 4 minutes 28 seconds, in Nazas, Durango, Mexico. The maximum band of totality is 123 mi (198 km).
The 2024 eclipse will be visible in parts of the US, Mexico & Canada!
Start making plans now to see the next one on April 8, 2024. After that, you’ll have to travel, because you won’t see another one in the US until 2045!! Get to the path of totality in 2024, and hope for no clouds.
There’s also an Annular Solar Eclipse coming up. It will be visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and several Central American and South American countries on October 14, 2023, at 15:03 UTC.
Occurring only one day after perigee (perigee on April 7, 2024), the Moon’s apparent diameter will be larger than usual.
This eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse to be visible from Canada since February 26, 1979, the first in Mexico since July 11, 1991, and the first in the U.S. since August 21, 2017. It will be the only total solar eclipse in the 21st century where totality is visible in the three-nation set of Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
- Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
- Gamma: 0.3431
- Magnitude: 1.0566
- Saros: 139 (30 of 71)
- Greatest eclipse: 7:34:38
- Max. width of band: 419 km (260 mi)
The animation of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse shows the Moon’s shadows as they sweep across a global map of Earth (an orthographic projection). The vantage point of the animation is seen from the Moon. The daylight hemisphere of Earth then faces the Moon and the lunar shadows appear perfectly circular with no distorted projection effects as they race across Earth. Another consequence of this viewing geometry is that the Moon’s shadows move across the disk of Earth in a straight line.
The Moon’s umbral shadow appears as a small black disk and tracks along the path of totality (yellow strip). The much larger penumbral shadow is lightly shaded and outlined with a solid black edge. A partial eclipse is visible from within the penumbra, while a total eclipse is visible inside the umbra.
The map below shows a single frame from the medium size animation for the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse. In the upper left corner are the type of eclipse and the eclipse date. To the upper right is the Universal Time. The lower left corner displays the instantaneous duration of totality. To the lower right is the credit for the animation.
April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse – When and where can you see it?
The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs. (Credit: timeanddate.com)
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|The first location to see the partial eclipse begin||Apr 8 at 15:42:10||Apr 8 at 11:42:10 am|
|The first location to see the full eclipse begin||Apr 8 at 16:38:47||Apr 8 at 12:38:47 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 8 at 18:17:16||Apr 8 at 2:17:16 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Apr 8 at 19:55:32||Apr 8 at 3:55:32 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Apr 8 at 20:52:14||Apr 8 at 4:52:14 pm|
* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, with each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
When the Eclipse Happens at Specific Locations — Timeline
A few select locations within the path of totality. The eclipse begins and ends as a partial eclipse. The beginning, maximum, and end of annularity are listed between the partial phases. Credit: NASA
|Location||Partial Begins||Totality Begins||Maximum||Totality Ends||Partial Ends|
|Dallas, Texas||12:23 p.m. CDT||1:40 p.m. CDT||1:42 p.m. CDT||1:44 p.m. CDT||3:02 p.m. CDT|
|Idabel, Oklahoma||12:28 p.m. CDT||1:45 p.m. CDT||1:47 p.m. MDT||10:49 p.m. MDT||3:06 p.m. CDT|
|Little Rock, Arkansas||12:33 p.m. CDT||1:51 p.m. CDT||1:52 p.m. CDT||1:54 p.m. CDT||3:11 p.m. CDT|
|Poplar Bluff, Missouri||12:39 p.m. CDT||1:56 p.m. CDT||1:56 p.m. CDT||2:00 p.m. CDT||3:15 p.m. CDT|
|Paducah, Kentucky||12:42 p.m. CDT||2:00 p.m. CDT||2:01 p.m. CDT||2:02 p.m. CDT||3:18 p.m. CDT|
|Evansville, Indiana||12:45 p.m. CDT||2:02 p.m. CDT||2:04 p.m. CDT||2:05 p.m. CDT||3:20 p.m. CDT|
|Cleveland, Ohio||1:59 p.m. EDT||3:13 p.m. EDT||3:15 p.m. EDT||3:17 p.m. EDT||4:29 p.m. EDT|
|Erie, Pennsylvania||2:02 p.m. EDT||3:16 p.m. EDT||3:18 p.m. EDT||3:20 p.m. EDT||4:30 p.m. EDT|
|Buffalo, New York||2:04 p.m. EDT||3:18 p.m. EDT||3:20 p.m. EDT||3:22 p.m. EDT||4:32 p.m. EDT|
|Burlington, Vermont||2:14 p.m. EDT||3:26 p.m. EDT||3:27 p.m. EDT||3:29 p.m. EDT||4:37 p.m. EDT|
|Lancaster, New Hampshire||2:16 p.m. EDT||3:27 p.m. EDT||3:29 p.m. EDT||3:30 p.m. EDT||4:38 p.m. EDT|
|Caribou, Maine||2:22 p.m. EDT||3:32 p.m. EDT||3:33 p.m. EDT||3:34 p.m. EDT||4:40 p.m. EDT|
Total Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024
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