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April 8, 2024 — Great North American Eclipse (Total Solar Eclipse)

The path of totality for this total solar eclipse runs through Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Our timeanddate team will be broadcasting the eclipse LIVE from the USA.

This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

What the Eclipse Will Look Like near the Maximum Point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point. The curvature of the Moon's path is due to the Earth's rotation.

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Where to See the Eclipse

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

The narrow path of totality—where the Moon covers the Sun completely, causing a total eclipse—runs through Mexico (from Sinaloa to Coahuila), the USA (from Texas to Maine), and Canada (from Ontario to Newfoundland). A partial eclipse will be visible across nearly all of North America, and a sliver of western Europe.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 8 at 15:42:15Apr 8 at 11:42:15 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 8 at 16:38:52Apr 8 at 12:38:52 pm
Maximum EclipseApr 8 at 18:17:21Apr 8 at 2:17:21 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 8 at 19:55:35Apr 8 at 3:55:35 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 8 at 20:52:19Apr 8 at 4:52:19 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, 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. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 12, 2026

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Total Solar Eclipse
10:40 am PDT6:18 pm NDT34m, 4s
Total Solar Eclipse
9:32 am PDT2:56 pm EST40m, 43s
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:27 am HST4:41 pm EDT1h, 7m, 58s
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am SST6:33 am SST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:48 pm AST4:01 pm AST---
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:58 pm AST3:57 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm AST3:20 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:13 am CST2:47 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:26 pm ADT5:37 pm ADT---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:44 pm AST4:02 pm AST---
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:49 pm CVT6:55 pm CVT---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:53 pm AST3:56 pm AST---
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:40 pm EST2:58 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:39 pm COT2:35 pm COT---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am CKT7:36 am CKT---
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am CST1:24 pm CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:31 pm CDT4:07 pm CDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:01 pm AST3:09 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm AST3:35 pm AST---
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:15 pm AST4:04 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am GALT12:43 pm GALT---
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:09 am CST1:34 pm CST---
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 pm WEST8:36 pm WEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:58 pm CEST8:58 pm CEST---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am TAHT8:16 am MART---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 pm 7:37 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm AST3:47 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:03 am CST1:44 pm CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:06 pm EDT4:04 pm EDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:12 am CST1:47 pm CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:48 pm GMT8:29 pm GMT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:54 pm IST8:29 pm IST---
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:55 pm BST8:06 pm BST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:51 pm EST2:55 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am LINT7:44 am LINT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm AST3:50 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:16 am CST1:39 pm CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:49 pm CEST10:12 pm CEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am CST2:16 pm EST---
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 am PST9:21 am PST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 pm AZOST8:36 pm AZOST---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:32 pm AST4:00 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:50 pm MSK10:20 pm MSK---
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm AST3:55 pm AST---
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:51 pm AST3:59 pm AST---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:35 pm PMDT6:47 pm PMDT---
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:52 pm AST3:58 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:01 pm CEST8:33 pm WEST---
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:53 pm AST3:58 pm AST---
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:48 pm EDT4:18 pm EDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am TKT6:35 am TKT---
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:10 pm EDT4:10 pm EDT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am 2:56 pm ---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:43 pm AST4:00 pm AST---
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 pm BST8:51 pm BST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:38 pm COT3:41 pm VET---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Totality duration" gives the time between the start and finish of totality within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse652,000,0008.19%
At least 10% partial608,000,0007.63%
At least 20% partial568,000,0007.12%
At least 30% partial533,000,0006.70%
At least 40% partial489,000,0006.14%
At least 50% partial445,000,0005.59%
At least 60% partial402,000,0005.04%
At least 70% partial369,000,0004.64%
At least 80% partial294,000,0003.69%
At least 90% partial193,000,0002.43%
Totality or annularity43,800,0000.55%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse