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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 was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

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

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This eclipse was 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 Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. 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

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse
10:40 am PDT6:18 pm NDT
Total Solar Eclipse
9:32 am PDT2:56 pm EST
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:27 am HST4:41 pm EDT
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.)

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