Weather permitting, the total phase of this eclipse is visible from a narrow path that starts from Mexico's Pacific coast, passes through several American states, and ends on the Atlantic coast of Canada.
The rest of mainland United States and Canada, and parts of the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe will see a partial solar eclipse.
Keep an eye on our broadcasting schedule to see if and when we will live stream this event!
Where to See the Eclipse
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.
Eclipse Shadow Path
3D Eclipse Animation
Eclipse Start & End: Local Time
The Moon's penumbral shadow moves across the border into Texas and from Texas into Okhlahoma. It then quickly passes through Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, from where it once again crosses into Canada.
Maximum Point: Best Location to View the Eclipse
Maximum eclipse takes place at 18:17 UTC around the city of Nazas, Durango in Mexico, where totality will last for 4 minutes and 29 seconds.
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Apr 8 at 15:42:10||Apr 8 at 11:42:10 am|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Apr 8 at 16:38:47||Apr 8 at 12:38:47 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 8 at 18:17:16||Apr 8 at 2:17:16 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Apr 8 at 19:55:32||Apr 8 at 3:55:32 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Apr 8 at 20:52:14||Apr 8 at 4:52:14 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. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
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.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse