2024 partial solar eclipse in San Francisco Bay area occurs with clear skies

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By journalsofus.com

Bay Area residents were able to view a partial solar eclipse with the help of clear skies on Monday, even though the region was outside the path of totality. Others in the middle zone of the country experienced A rare total solar eclipse.

The path of full and partial contours crossing the US for the 2024 total solar eclipse occurring on April 8, 2024.


How much of the sun was blocked in the Bay Area?

Between 31% and 35% of the sun was blocked by the moon’s movement across the face of the sun, depending on where you were viewing in the Bay Area. It looked like they had taken a bite out of the bottom half of the sun from right to left.

Animation of the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse as seen from the San Francisco Bay Area.


What time did the eclipse start in the Bay Area?

The 2024 partial solar eclipse on April 8 began at approximately 10:15; Times varied slightly depending on where you were in the Bay Area. It generally started earlier in the South Bay and later in the North Bay.

For example, for people in Gilroy, the eclipse began at 10:12 a.m. For those 160 miles north of Gilroy in Cloverdale, the eclipse began at 10:16 a.m.

In San Jose and San Francisco it started at 10:13 am, in Oakland and San Rafael at 10:14 am and in Santa Rosa at 10:15 am

When was the peak time for the eclipse in the Bay Area?

For most of the Bay Area, the peak time of the partial eclipse was about an hour after it began at about 10:13 a.m. Unlike those regions in the path of totality, during which the peak came about an hour and 15 minutes later. The beginning of the eclipse and its totality will last between three and four minutes.

How long did the eclipse last in the Bay Area?

The partial eclipse lasted about two hours in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a slightly longer time for those in the South Bay. Repeating the previous example, the eclipse lasted two hours and five minutes in Gilroy and one hour and 59 minutes in Cloverdale.

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