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Solar eclipse maps show 2024 totality path, peak times and how much of the eclipse you can see across the U.S. today



Solar eclipse maps show 2024 totality path, peak times and how much of the eclipse you can see across the U.S. today

Photo voltaic eclipse second of totality of New York

Photo voltaic eclipse second of totality of New York


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A whole photo voltaic eclipse crosses North America right now, with components of 15 U.S. states throughout the path of totality. Maps present the place and when astronomy followers can see the large occasion as skies darken in the midst of the day on Monday, April 8.

The entire eclipse will first seem alongside Mexico’s Pacific Coast at round 11:07 a.m. PDT, then journey throughout a swath of the U.S., from Texas to Maine, and into Canada.

About 31.6 million folks stay within the path of totality, the realm the place the moon will absolutely block out the solar, in accordance with NASA. The trail will vary between 108 and 122 miles broad. An extra 150 million folks stay inside 200 miles of the trail of totality.

Photo voltaic eclipse path of totality map for 2024

The whole photo voltaic eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean, and the primary location in continental North America that may expertise totality is Mexico’s Pacific Coast, round 11:07 a.m. PDT on April 8, in accordance with NASA. From there, the trail will proceed into Texas, crossing greater than a dozen states earlier than the eclipse enters Canada in southern Ontario. The eclipse will exit continental North America round 5:16 p.m. NDT from Newfoundland, Canada.

The trail of totality contains parts of the next states:

Small components of Tennessee and Michigan can even expertise the overall photo voltaic eclipse.

A number of main cities throughout the U.S. are included within the eclipse’s path of totality, whereas many others will see a partial eclipse. Listed below are a few of the greatest main cities for eclipse viewing — if the climate cooperates:

  • San Antonio, Texas (partially underneath the trail)
  • Austin, Texas
  • Waco, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Rochester, New York
  • Syracuse, New York
  • Burlington, Vermont

Map of when the photo voltaic eclipse will attain totality throughout the trail

The eclipse will start within the U.S. as a partial eclipse starting at 12:06 p.m. CDT close to Eagle Cross, Texas, earlier than progressing to totality by about 1:27 p.m. CDT after which transferring alongside its path to the northeast over the subsequent few hours.

Eclipse map of totality
NASA’s map exhibits the trail of totality for the April 8, 2024 eclipse.


NASA shared occasions for a number of cities within the path of totality throughout the U.S. You can too examine your ZIP code on NASA’s map to see when the eclipse will attain you if you happen to’re on, or close to, the trail of totality — or if you happen to’ll see a partial eclipse as a substitute.

How a lot of the eclipse will you see if you happen to stay outdoors of the totality path?

Whereas the April 8 eclipse will cowl a large swath of the U.S., outdoors the trail of totality observers could spot a partial eclipse, the place the moon covers some, however not all, of the solar, in accordance with NASA. The nearer you’re to the trail of totality, the bigger the portion of the solar that shall be hidden.

NASA permits viewers to enter a ZIP code and see how a lot of the solar shall be lined of their location.

Might there be cloud cowl be in the course of the photo voltaic eclipse?

Some areas alongside the trail of totality have the next chance of cloud cowl that might intervene with viewing the eclipse. Here’s a map exhibiting the historic tendencies in cloud cowl this time of yr. 

You may examine the newest forecast in your location with our companions at The Climate Channel.

United States map showing the percent of cloud cover in various regions of the eclipse path on April 8. The lakeshore region will be primarily affected.

The place will the photo voltaic eclipse attain totality for the longest?

Eclipse viewers close to Torreón, Mexico, will get to expertise totality for the longest. Totality there’ll final 4 minutes, 28 seconds, in accordance with NASA. 

Most locations alongside the centerline of the trail of totality will see a totality length between 3.5 and 4 minutes lengthy, in accordance with NASA. Some locations within the U.S. come near the utmost; Kerrville, Texas, can have a totality length of 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

What’s the path of totality for the 2044 photo voltaic eclipse?

After the April 8 eclipse, the subsequent whole photo voltaic eclipse that shall be seen from the contiguous U.S. shall be on Aug. 23, 2044.

Astronomy followers within the U.S. can have far fewer alternatives to see the 2044 eclipse than the upcoming one on April 8. NASA has not but made maps out there for the 2044 eclipse, however, in accordance with The Planetary Society, the trail of totality will solely contact three states.

The 2024 eclipse will begin in Greenland, go over Canada and finish because the solar units in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, in accordance with the Planetary Society.

Map showing the path of the 2044 total solar eclipse from Greenland, Canada and parts of the United States.