Solar eclipse maps show the total path of 2024, peak times and how much of the eclipse can be seen in the US.

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TO Total solar eclipse It will cross North America on April 8, 2024, with parts of 15 US states within its path of totality. Maps show where and when astronomy buffs can see the big event.

The total eclipse will first appear along the Pacific coast of Mexico around 11:07 a.m. PDT, then travel across a swath of the U.S., from Texas to Maine, and into Canada.

Around 31.6 million people live in the path of totality, the area where the moon will completely block the sun, according to NASA. The road will be between 108 and 122 miles wide. Another 150 million people live within 200 miles of the path of totality.

Map of the path of the solar eclipse of totality for 2024

He Total solar eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean, and the first place in continental North America to experience totality is the Pacific coast of Mexico, around 11:07 a.m. PDT on April 8, according to NASA. From there, the path will continue into Texas, crossing more than a dozen states before the eclipse enters Canada in southern Ontario. The eclipse will leave continental North America around 5:16 pm NDT from Newfoundland, Canada.

The path of totality includes the following states:

Small parts of Tennessee and Michigan will also experience the total solar eclipse.

Several major US cities are included in the total eclipse path, while many others will see a partial eclipse. Here are some of the best major cities to view eclipses: if the weather cooperates:

  • San Antonio, Texas (partially under the road)
  • 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 solar eclipse will reach totality along the route

NASA map shows the path of totality for the April 8, 2024, eclipse.

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The eclipse will begin in the US on the evening of April 8. NASA shared schedules for several cities in the path of totality across the US. You can also check your zip code on NASA map to see when the eclipse will hit you if you are in or near the path of totality.

How much of the eclipse will you see if you live outside the path of totality?

While the April 8 eclipse will cover a wide swath of the United States, many will see nothing. Outside the path of totality, observers can detect a partial eclipse, in which the Moon covers most of the Sun, but not all of it, according to NASA.

NASA allows spectators enter a zip code and see how much sun will be covered in your location.

Where will the solar eclipse reach totality for the longest time?

Eclipse viewers near Torreón, Mexico, will be able to experience totality for longer. Totality will last 4 minutes and 28 seconds, according to NASA.

According to NASA, most locations along the center line of the path of totality will have a totality duration of between 3.5 and 4 minutes. Some places in the United States are close to the maximum; Kerrville, Texas, will have a total duration of 4 minutes and 24 seconds.

What is the path of totality of the 2044 solar eclipse?

After the eclipse on April 8, the next total solar eclipse The time it will be visible from the contiguous United States will be August 23, 2044.

Astronomy fans in the US will have far fewer opportunities to see the 2044 eclipse than they will on April 8. NASA has not yet made available maps for the 2044 eclipse, but according to The planetary societythe path of totality will only touch three states.

The 2024 eclipse will begin in Greenland, pass over Canada and end when the sun sets in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, according to the Planetary Society.

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