The narrow path of totality—where the Moon covers the Sun completely, causing a total eclipse—runs through Mexico (from Sinaloa to Coahuila), the US (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.
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.
Eclipse Shadow Path
3D Eclipse Animation
Eclipse Start & End: Local Time
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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