Time and path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 (in details)

A total solar eclipse will be visible on Monday, April 8, 2024, from parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

The spectacular diamond-ring effect, which occurs at the beginning and end of totality during a total solar eclipse
The spectacular diamond-ring effect, which occurs at the beginning and end of totality during a total solar eclipse. (Image credit: NASA)

The total solar eclipse will enter through the Pacific coast of Mexico in North America at around 12:07 p.m. MDT (2:07 p.m. EDT, 18:07 UTC) on April 8, 2024 and then move through a few cities in Mexico before entering the United States, according to NASA. In Mexico, the total solar eclipse will last around 40 minutes.

In the US, the total solar eclipse will enter at around 1:27 p.m. CDT (2:27 p.m. EDT, 18:27 UTC) and move through 15 US states. These states are Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. In the US, the total solar eclipse will last around 1 hour and 8 minutes and in each state it will stay for a few minutes.

After the US, the total solar eclipse will be visible in Canada before leaving North America at around 5:16 p.m. NDT (3:46 p.m. EDT, 19:46 UTC) through the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. In Canada, the total solar eclipse will last around 34 minutes, according to timeanddate.com.

Here’s a handy guide that shows the time and path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, through the major cities of North America. 

Here, the path of total eclipse means the region from which you can see the moon blocking the entire disk of the sun.

The path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, will range between 108 miles (174 km) and 122 miles (196 km) wide, according to NASA.

Outside the path of a total solar eclipse, you will experience only a partial solar eclipse where the moon blocks parts of the sun’s disk. On Monday, April 8, 2024, a partial solar eclipse will be visible across North America.

The path of the total solar eclipse will cross different time zones in North America. The times listed below are in local time.

Path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024
Path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Mexico

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Mexico
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Mexico (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Mazatlan, Mexico4m 14s10:51 a.m. MDT12:07 p.m. MDT1:32 p.m. MDT
Durango, Mexico3m 51s11:55 a.m. CDT1:12 p.m. CDT2:36 p.m. CDT
Nazas, Mexico4m 27s11:58 a.m. CDT1:15 p.m. CDT2:39 p.m. CDT
Torreon, Mexico4m 15s11:59 a.m. CDT1:16 p.m. CDT2:41 p.m. CDT
Zaragoza, Mexico4m 27s12:09 p.m. CDT1:26 p.m. CDT2:50 p.m. CDT

Here, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) = UTC – 6 hours

Central Daylight Time (CDT) = UTC – 5 hours

Note: The total solar eclipse will first be visible from Mazatlan, Mexico, in North America, which is located on the Pacific coast, and the longest period of totality will become visible near Nazas, Mexico, where totality will last up to 4 minutes, 28 seconds. 

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Texas

Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri
Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totality Duration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Eagle Pass, Texas4m 23s
12:10 p.m. CDT
1:27 p.m. CDT
2:51 p.m. CDT
Uvalde, Texas4m 16s12:12 p.m. CDT1:29 p.m. CDT2:53 p.m. CDT
Kerrville, Texas4m 23s12:14 p.m. CDT1:32 p.m. CDT2:55 p.m. CDT
Austin, Texas1m 53s12:17 p.m. CDT1:36 p.m. CDT2:58 p.m. CDT
Killeen, Texas4m 17s12:18 p.m. CDT1:36 p.m. CDT2:59 p.m. CDT
Fort Worth, Texas2m 34s12:22 p.m. CDT1:40 p.m. CDT3:01 p.m. CDT
Dallas, Texas3m 47s12:23 p.m. CDT1:40 p.m. CDT3:02 p.m. CDT

Note: Texas will be the first state to experience a total solar eclipse in the US. The total solar eclipse will enter Texas at around 1:27 p.m. CDT and leave the state at around 1:49 p.m. CDT. 

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Oklahoma

Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri
Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Idabel, Oklahoma4m 16s12:28 p.m. CDT1:45 p.m. CDT3:06 p.m. CDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Oklahoma at around 1:44 p.m. CDT and leave the state at around 1:51 p.m. CDT. Only the southeast part of Oklahoma will experience totality.

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Arkansas

Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri
Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Texarkana, Arkansas 2m 24s12:28 p.m. CDT1:47 p.m. CDT3:08 p.m. CDT
Little Rock, Arkansas2m 33s12:33 p.m. CDT1:51 p.m. CDT3:11 p.m. CDT
Batesville, Arkansas 4m 03s12:36 p.m. CDT1:53 p.m. CDT3:13 p.m. CDT
Jonesboro, Arkansas2m 24s12:37 p.m. CDT1:55 p.m. CDT3:14 p.m. CDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Arkansas at around 1:45 p.m. CDT and leave the state at around 2:00 p.m. CDT. The cities that are located in the middle of the path (here near the blue line) will experience a longer total solar eclipse than those on the edges. 

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Missouri

Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri
Path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Poplar Bluff, Missouri4m 08s12:39 p.m. CDT1:56 p.m. CDT3:15 p.m. CDT
Cape Girardeau, Missouri4m 06s12:41 p.m. CDT1:58 p.m. CDT3:17 p.m. CDT
Sikeston, Missouri 3m 31s12:41 p.m. CDT1:58 p.m. CDT3:17 p.m. CDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Missouri at around 1:53 p.m. CDT and leave the state at around 2:02 p.m. CDT. Like Oklahoma, only the southeast part of Missouri will experience totality. 

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Kentucky

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Paducah, Kentucky1m 50s12:42 p.m. CDT2:00 p.m. CDT3:18 p.m. CDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Kentucky at around 1:58 p.m. CDT and leave the state at around 2:05 p.m. CDT. However, before entering Kentucky, a tiny portion of Tennessee (the north-west part) will experience a total solar eclipse, which will begin at around 1:58 p.m. CDT and end at around 2:00 p.m. CDT. 

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Illinois

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Carbondale, Illinois4m 08s12:42 p.m. CDT1:59 p.m. CDT3:18 p.m. CDT
Mount Vernon, Illinois 3m 40s12:44 p.m. CDT2:00 p.m. CDT3:18 p.m. CDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Illinois at around 1:58 p.m. CDT and leave the state at around 2:07 p.m. CDT. Inside the path, you will experience a partial solar eclipse before and after the total solar eclipse. The amount of sun blockage will gradually increase before the total solar eclipse, and after the total eclipse, this amount will gradually decrease. During the total solar eclipse, the moon will block 100% of the sun’s disk. 

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Indiana

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Evansville, Indiana3m 02s12:45 p.m. CDT2:02 p.m. CDT3:20 p.m. CDT
Terre Haute, Indiana2m 57s1:48 p.m. EDT3:04 p.m. EDT4:21 p.m. EDT
Indianapolis, Indiana 3m 46s1:50 p.m. EDT3:06 p.m. EDT4:23 p.m. EDT

Here, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) = UTC – 4 hours

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Indiana at around 2:01 p.m. CDT and leave the state at around 3:12 p.m. EDT.

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Ohio

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Dayton, Ohio2m 46s1:53 p.m. EDT3:09 p.m. EDT4:25 p.m. EDT
Wapakoneta, Ohio3m 55s1:54 p.m. EDT3:09 p.m. EDT4:25 p.m. EDT
Toledo, Ohio1m 54s1:56 p.m. EDT3:12 p.m. EDT4:26 p.m. EDT
Cleveland, Ohio3m 50s1:59 p.m. EDT3:13 p.m. EDT4:29 p.m. EDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Ohio at around 3:08 p.m. EDT and leave the state at around 3:19 p.m. EDT. However, before leaving Ohio, a tiny portion of Michigan (the south-east part) will experience a total solar eclipse, which will begin at around 3:12 p.m. EDT and end at around 3:14 p.m. EDT. 

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Pennsylvania

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Pennsylvania and New York
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Pennsylvania and New York (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Erie, Pennsylvania3m 43s2:02 p.m. EDT3:16 p.m. EDT4:30 p.m. EDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Pennsylvania at around 3:15 p.m. EDT and leave the state at around 3:20 p.m. EDT.

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over New York

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Pennsylvania and New York
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Pennsylvania and New York (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Buffalo, New York3m 45s2:04 p.m. EDT3:18 p.m. EDT4:32 p.m. EDT
Rochester, New York3m 40s2:06 p.m. EDT3:20 p.m. EDT4:33 p.m. EDT
Syracuse, New York1m 26s2:09 p.m. EDT3:23 p.m. EDT4:34 p.m. EDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter New York at around 3:16 p.m. EDT and leave the state at around 3:29 p.m. EDT. However, New York City will be located outside the path of totality, where a deep partial solar eclipse will be seen (the moon will cover 90% of the sun at around 3:25 p.m. EDT).

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Vermont

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Burlington, Vermont3m 14s2:14 p.m. EDT3:26 p.m. EDT4:37 p.m. EDT
Newport, Vermont3m 26s2:16 p.m. EDT3:27 p.m. EDT4:38 p.m. EDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Vermont at around 3:25 p.m. EDT and leave the state at around 3:31 p.m. EDT.

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over New Hampshire

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Lancaster, New Hampshire3m2:16 p.m. EDT3:27 p.m. EDT4:38 p.m. EDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter New Hampshire at around 3:28 p.m. EDT and leave the state at around 3:32 p.m. EDT.

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Maine

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Island Falls, Maine3m 20s2:21 p.m. EDT3:31 p.m. EDT4:40 p.m. EDT
Caribou, Maine2m 18s2:22 p.m. EDT3:32 p.m. EDT4:40 p.m. EDT

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Maine at around 3:28 p.m. EDT and leave the state at around 3:35 p.m. EDT.

The time and path of the total solar eclipse over Canada

Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Newfoundland, Canada
Path of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse over Newfoundland, Canada (along with the cloud coverage on eclipse day). (Image credit: eclipsophile.com)
City inside the path of totalityDuration of totalityPartial eclipse beginsTotal eclipse beginsPartial eclipse ends
Brantford, Ontario, Canada1m 27s2:03 p.m. EDT3:17 p.m. EDT4:31 p.m. EDT
Montreal, Quebec, Canada1m 12s2:14 p.m. EDT3:26 p.m. EDT4:36 p.m. EDT
Granby, Quebec, Canada3m 2s2:15 p.m. EDT3:27 p.m. EDT4:37 p.m. EDT
Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada1m 10s3:22 p.m. ADT4:33 p.m. ADT 5:40 p.m. ADT
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada1m 52s4:06 p.m. NDT5:12 p.m. NDT6:16 p.m. NDT
Gander, Newfoundland, Canada2m 13s4:07 p.m. NDT5:13 p.m. NDT6:16 p.m. NDT

Here, Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) = UTC – 3 hours

Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) = UTC – 2.5 hours.

Note: The total solar eclipse will enter Canada at around 3:12 p.m. EDT and leave the country at around 5:16 p.m. NDT. However, only the southeast part of Canada, which is very close to the US border, will fall into the path of totality. Toronto will be located very close to the path of totality, where a deep partial solar eclipse will be seen (the moon will cover 99.9% of the sun at around 3:19 p.m. EDT).

Viewing tips

It is not safe to look at the sun with an unaided eye. Use eclipse glasses when you look at the sun directly, or use a solar filter in front of your camera lens, binoculars, or telescope when you look through a camera, binoculars, or telescope.

However, if you are in the path of totality, then you can experience the total solar eclipse with your naked eyes for a few minutes when the moon will entirely (100%) block the disk of the sun.

Resources

Visit here to see the interactive map of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

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