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).
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 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. Stay tuned for details!