2024 Total Solar Eclipse
Get Ready for the 2024 Great North American Eclipse
Guess what?! On April 8, 2024, we’re going to have the chance to witness the amazing “Great North American Eclipse!” This incredible event will sweep its magic from southwest to northeast across 13 U.S. states. Now, if you want to catch the most mesmerizing phase of the eclipse, you’ll want to be right in its narrow path of totality. The centerline is where the magic really unfolds with the longest duration of totality. But here’s the burning question: where’s the best spot to be?
We’ve got you covered! Dive into the details below where we highlight some of the coolest landmarks and viewing spots in each state along this celestial path.
But, hey! Safety first! Always ensure you’re wearing special eclipse safety glasses or viewers during the partial phases. And if you’re looking for the perfect pair, check out the Eclipse Store. They have a fantastic selection of certified safe glasses and viewers.
Just a quick note to clear things up: When you come across references to the “western” and “eastern” limits of the eclipse, they point to the left/top and right/bottom edges respectively, of the eclipse’s path. This is especially as the path beautifully shifts its direction from north to east across the U.S. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime! 🌒🎉
Yeehaw, Texas! Get ready for a phenomenal sky show! The stunning eclipse will make its grand entrance into the U.S. through our beloved Texas when it crosses the Rio Grande River around 12:10pm CDT. Hang tight because by 1:27pm CDT, the total eclipse will begin right there!
Here’s a super cool fact: By the time this amazing celestial event comes to Texas, it’ll have reached its “point of greatest duration.” That means this is the spot where the eclipse lasts the longest anywhere along its path. And guess what? Texas gets to enjoy the longest durations in the U.S., making us the go-to spot for this spectacular event on April 8th!
But there’s more! Texas is predicted to have the sunniest skies for this fantastic event. So, in essence, the more south you are for this eclipse, the brighter your day’s gonna be. And you know Texas is as south as it gets in the U.S.!
Spotlight on San Antonio!
🌆 A big chunk of this cosmic show’s audience will likely be in Texas. And why not? Our path of totality gets to grace three massive cities: San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin! Shortly after the eclipse says “Howdy!” to the U.S., it dances right over San Antonio, the most populous city in its U.S. path. Now, remember to pick your spot wisely! Downtown areas like the River Walk and the Alamo are just outside the total eclipse’s path. But fret not, SeaWorld San Antonio fans, because you’ll get to experience totality for about 2 minutes and 3 seconds. Want a longer show? Hop on Interstate 10 westward, and you’re in for a double treat about 60 miles away!
A Quick Stop at Austin!
🏙 Austin, our rocking state capital, gets its share of the darkened sun! Most of Austin will get to see the total eclipse, with downtown witnessing about 1 minute and 44 seconds of it. Oh, and our beloved Congress Avenue Bridge bats? It’s gonna be a treat seeing if these critters make an appearance during the eclipse!
🌃 Big D, along with Fort Worth, offers so many places to enjoy this celestial ballet. Downtown Dallas? You’re in for 3 minutes and 51 seconds of the eclipse’s magic. Fort Worth folks, you’ll get a 2 minute and 33 second spectacle. And for those around, Houston and Shreveport are just a drive away to join the fun!
Our Texas stint concludes as the eclipse bids adieu, crossing the Red River around 3:06pm CDT. From its grand entrance at the Mexico-Texas border to its stylish exit at the Texas-Oklahoma line, the moon’s shadow will have journeyed roughly 478 miles in 17 minutes and 29 seconds. That’s one speedy shadow at an average of 1,641 mph!
So, Texans, mark your calendars, grab your eclipse glasses, and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime sky spectacle! 🌟🌌🎉
Texas Solar Eclipse Path 2024
If you're in the 100% Texas total solar eclipse path, you'll get to see amazing sky events that you can't fully enjoy anywhere else. Cool features like the glowing ring around the moon, called the solar corona, and the diamond ring effect are at their best. These awesome sights aren't as clear or might not happen at all if you're in a spot with 99.9999% totality.
The eclipse’s centerline is hitting New York right over Lake Erie at around 2:03pm EDT, and we’ll see the full show start there by 3:16pm EDT! 🌚💫
Hold on to your hats, because the path of totality is taking a fabulous journey across western and northern New York, passing through our bustling cities and majestic peaks! 🏙🏔 And guess what? Even though Canada is sharing this eclipse moment with us, most of the amazing view belongs to us New Yorkers! And exclusively, the heart of this celestial show will dance right through the Empire State. 🌌🗽
Niagara Falls, are you ready? 🌊 The centerline will first greet Lake Erie, then set its sights on Buffalo. Who knew Buffalo, often the subject of jokes, would have its shining moment? 🐃✨ Downtown Buffalo is in for a treat with an impressive 3 minutes and 45 seconds of totality! And just a bit north, imagine pairing the beauty of Niagara Falls with this sky spectacular – we’re talking 3 minutes and 31 seconds of pure magic! 🌌🌊 And hey, if you’re road tripping, Interstate 90 will be your best pal, following the eclipse’s centerline from Lake Erie to Buffalo.
But don’t get too comfy on land! 🌊 Our eclipse takes another watery dive into Lake Ontario. Fun fact: the cold lake waters might just be our cloud-busting heroes, giving us clearer skies! 🌞 Rochester buddies, you’re so close to the heart of the action with totality lasting around 3 minutes and 39 seconds downtown. And let’s not forget Syracuse; even if it’s getting a shorter 1 minute and 24 seconds downtown, a quick drive north on Interstate 81 could make all the difference! 🚗
Adventure calls in the Adirondacks! 🌲🏞 The views from here during the eclipse will be nothing short of breathtaking. But keep in mind, the unpredictable early April weather and those possibly frozen mountain lakes. Stay updated with the latest forecasts! ❄️🔭
Lake Champlain is stretching itself right across our eclipse path, promising some insta-worthy views! 📸 And if you’re traveling from downstate New York, Interstate 87 is your ticket to the show as it follows the lake and brushes Vermont.
Finally, our celestial guest bids New York adieu over Lake Champlain around 4:37pm EDT. From start to finish, the Moon’s shadow sweeps across roughly 359 miles in just under 9 minutes, moving at a mind-blowing 2,405 mph! 🚀
Let’s get ready for this out-of-this-world experience, New York! 🌌🎉🍎
New York Solar Eclipse Path 2024
Being in the 100% CITY total solar eclipse path lets you witness the solar corona and diamond ring effect at their most spectacular. These phenomena aren't as vivid at 99.9999% totality.
🎉 Exciting times ahead, Ohio! 🎉 The solar eclipse is making its grand entrance at around 1:53pm EDT and reaching its thrilling totality by approximately 3:08pm EDT! 🌑
Dayton, you’re in for a treat! Right around 3:08pm, you’ll witness almost 2 minutes and 43 seconds of sheer awe, even outlasting the 2017 eclipse. Ah, Cincinnati, you might be missing the full show since the last one in 1395, but fret not! You’re just a short hop away from the magic, and a prime spot for all the eclipse enthusiasts to stay over. 🏨
Toledo, you’re touching the eclipse’s edge, so expect around 1 minute and 53 seconds of darkness. Want a longer view? A quick drive south on I-75 will lead you straight to the centerline. And hey, Detroit and Michigan folks, you’re only an hour away from the fun – I-75 will guide you right to the spectacle. Columbus, you’re sitting pretty on the eclipse’s edge with some parts ready for totality. Your city is the perfect basecamp for eclipse adventures! 🚗
As we venture through Ohio, the eclipse path takes a dive into Canada and dances its way into Lake Erie. Even though it’s not summer, the Lake might offer a cloud-free spectacle for those brave boaters out there. 🛥️
Shoutout to Cleveland! 🎸
You’re almost on the eclipse centerline, and come April 8, you’ll enjoy a whopping 3 minutes and 49 seconds of darkness. Downtown will surely be buzzing! Nearby, Akron waits with 2 minutes and 46 seconds of totality. And let’s not forget the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of the prime U.S. national parks on the 2024 eclipse path.
By 4:30pm EDT, Ohio bids adieu to the eclipse centerline over Lake Erie, wrapping up totality around 3:19pm EDT. In this stellar journey from Indiana to Pennsylvania, the Moon’s shadow races at a jaw-dropping 2,110 miles per hour! 🌙🚀 Get ready for the celestial show of a lifetime!
Ohio York Solar Eclipse Path 2024
To fully appreciate the solar corona and diamond ring effect, one must be situated in the 100% CITY total solar eclipse path. At 99.9999%, these experiences are not as profound.
The eclipse is coming, and it’s gonna be awesome! 🎉 It’s making a splash by entering our lovely state over Lake Erie around 2:01pm EDT. Gear up for the grand show when totality starts at about 3:15pm EDT. 🕰️
While our eclipse adventure in PA is a swift one, it’s got its unique flair! Here’s a quirky fact: the exact heart of the eclipse does dance across our state but… it’s entirely over Lake Erie. So, unless you’re setting sail 🛥️, you might not catch the total eclipse right on that line. Don’t sweat it, though! There’s plenty of other prime viewing spots!
🌟 Erie, Pennsylvania
The shining star of our eclipse viewing party! It’s the largest city on the eclipse route in PA and offers an amazing view. Even better? Downtown Erie will be bathed in totality for a whopping 3 minutes and 40 seconds. For an added thrill, head over to Presque Isle State Park – you might just get a few extra magical moments of darkness. 🌌 If you’re road-tripping, I-90 is your best buddy for the best lakeside eclipse views.
If you’re in Pittsburgh, join the eclipse chase! A little over an hour’s drive and you’ll be in the path of totality. Zoom north on I-79 to dive into the Pennsylvania experience, or dash west on I-76 to catch the Ohio vibes.
For the nature enthusiasts 🌲, the path of totality also graces the Allegheny National Forest, though it’s a quick hello and goodbye.
Wave bye-bye to the eclipse around 4:31pm EDT over Lake Erie. It’s a speedy traveler, zipping across at an incredible 2,223 miles per hour from the Ohio-PA border to the PA-New York border.
Who’s ready for this epic celestial party? 🎊 Let’s make some memories, Pennsylvania!
Pennsylvania Solar Eclipse Path 2024
The 100% Pennsylvania total solar eclipse path offers the best view of rare phenomena like the solar corona and diamond ring effect, which are less visible at 99.9999% totality.
Get ready to be dazzled! 🌒 The eclipse dances into our state over the Wabash River around 1:47pm EDT, and the grand totality curtain rises there at about 3:02pm EDT.
You know what’s super cool? 🚀 The eclipse is taking a VIP tour straight through the heart of Indiana! Major cities like Evansville are in for a treat, with more than 3 minutes of jaw-dropping totality. 🌚 And guess who’s got the golden ticket? Bloomington! Sitting almost smack in the middle, the sun will hide away for a fabulous 4 minutes and 2 seconds.
Hold onto your hats, Indianapolis! 🌆
You’re the largest US city outside of Texas to bask in the eclipse’s glory, enjoying a dreamy 3 minutes and 49 seconds of twilight magic. Muncie, you’re just as lucky, getting to experience nearly the same amount of awe-inspiring darkness!
Thinking of a road trip? 🚗 Louisville and Fort Wayne are close neighbors to the eclipse path. And thanks to our awesome interstates, getting a prime viewing spot is a breeze! Especially with I-74, I-65, and I-69 all offering fantastic vantage points.
Our epic eclipse journey wraps up around 4:25pm EDT. Zooming from the Illinois-Indiana border to the Indiana-Ohio border, the Moon’s shadow speeds at a whopping 2,038 miles per hour. Indiana, are you ready for nature’s grandest spectacle? 🎉
Indiana Solar Eclipse Path 2024
Only from the 100% Indiana total solar eclipse path can you completely experience the awe-inspiring solar corona and diamond ring effect. These features are less prominent at 99.9999%.
At around 12:38pm CDT, the eclipse’s centerline makes its grand entrance, lighting up to totality by 1:54pm CDT. And here’s a fun fact! 🌠 Missouri was part of the 2017 eclipse path, and it’s back in the spotlight again for 2024! Unlike last time, when Kansas City and St. Louis were the main attractions, this year’s star is southeastern Missouri. 🌌
Dreaming of an eclipse adventure in the wild? 🌲 The Mark Twain National Forest in the west will offer breathtaking views. And guess where the centerline cruises by? Right through this gorgeous forest! Plus, with Interstate 55 slicing through the eclipse’s path, those by the Mississippi River are in for an easy trip to the heart of the event.
Big shoutout to Cape Girardeau! 🎉
This city, near the eclipse centerline, is going to experience a whopping 4 minutes and 6 seconds of totality. And hey, they had a taste of this in 2017, but 2024 is gonna be double the fun!
St. Louis might be missing the direct hit this time, but fear not! A short drive on I-55 or east on Interstate 64 in Illinois will take you right to the magic.
As the day progresses, the eclipse centerline will wave goodbye at 3:17pm CDT as it drifts across the Mississippi River. Remember, from Arkansas-Missouri to Missouri-Illinois, the moon’s shadow speeds by at a thrilling 1,813 mph for about 3 minutes and 39 seconds. Get set for a mesmerizing experience! 🌘🎈
Missouri Solar Eclipse Path 2024
Choosing the 100% Missouri total solar eclipse path ensures the fullest experience of unique phenomena such as the solar corona and diamond ring effect, which are compromised at 99.9999%.
Illinois is gearing up for another dazzling dance of the sun and moon! 🌒 At around 12:42pm CDT, the eclipse will grace our skies, turning to full totality by 1:58pm CDT. Remember back in 2017 when Southern Illinois was THE place to be? That was because it had the “point of greatest duration” for the eclipse. 🌑✨
Fast forward to 2024, and while that top spot has shifted to Mexico, Southern Illinois hasn’t lost its charm. Do you know it’s fondly called the “Eclipse Crossroads of America”? 🌎 This title was given as the 2017 eclipse centerline and the upcoming 2024 one will cross right here, near the town of Makanda! Imagine, in just a span of seven years, one could experience two phenomenal solar eclipses from the same spot!
And let’s not forget about Carbondale! Even if it’s a cozy city, it’s right at the heart of this astronomical marvel. You’ll get to witness totality lasting a whopping 4 minutes and 8 seconds there. Close call, right? 🌌 If you’re aiming for a memorable eclipse experience, why not be near where the 2017 and 2024 paths meet? It’s a treat for true eclipse enthusiasts!
Nature lovers, the whole of Shawnee National Forest will be draped in the shadow, and it’s super accessible with Interstates 57, 24, and 64 running through the eclipse path. If you’re around St. Louis, a short drive east on I-64 will land you amidst the celestial spectacle.
Lastly, wave goodbye to the eclipse 🌙 as it departs our lovely state around 3:20pm CDT over the Wabash River. What a journey, right? From border to border, the moon’s shadow will traverse roughly 129 miles in just over 4 minutes. Ready for the thrill? Let’s chase the sun! ☀️🌘🎉
Illinois Solar Eclipse Path 2024
For the optimal viewing of celestial phenomena like the solar corona and diamond ring effect, the 100% Illinois total solar eclipse path is preferable to a 99.9999% location.
Arkansas is the place to be for the upcoming celestial show! 🌑 At around 12:29pm CDT, the eclipse will make its grand entry, with the main event – totality – happening by 1:46pm CDT.
Nature lovers, rejoice! 🍃 Ouachita National Forest is smack in the center of the action, while the western side boasts views from the Ozark National Forest. Both spots offer breathtaking settings for this event. Just a heads up, make sure the skies are clear for the best experience. Remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast as we approach the big day.
Did you know? 🌲 Hot Springs National Park is one of only two U.S. national parks right in the path of totality! Along with its natural beauty and the amenities of the neighboring Hot Springs city, it’s set to be a hotspot. Totality will light up (or darken up?) downtown Hot Springs for a solid 3 minutes and 37 seconds.
Now, for the city folks: Little Rock will get around 2 minutes and 20 seconds of this cosmic spectacle, and Conway will be treated to nearly 4 minutes! 🌃 If you’re around Jonesboro or planning to come from Memphis, you’re in luck. Just a short drive will get you right into the path of totality.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and the eclipse will wrap up its Arkansas tour by 3:14pm CDT. From start to finish, the Moon’s shadow zips across the state at an amazing speed of 1,763 miles per hour.
Can’t wait to see you under the cosmic dance of the Sun and the Moon! 🌟🎉
Arkansas Solar Eclipse Path 2024
Witnessing the solar eclipse from the 100% Arkansas total solar eclipse path provides unparalleled views of phenomena like the solar corona, which are less distinct at 99.9999%.
While only the eastern line of the eclipse path touches our beloved Bluegrass State, it adds a unique twist as it dances along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, creating pockets of shadow magic! 🌌
Remember Paducah? It’s making a comeback! 🎉 Having been part of the 2017 eclipse, this time it’s set for about 1 minute and 31 seconds of totality downtown. Seeking a longer eclipse experience? Zoom north on Interstate 24 into Illinois! 🚗💨 And here’s a treat: Henderson steps in with around 2 minutes and 30 seconds of breathtaking totality. For the ultimate eclipse thrill, glide over the Ohio River using Interstate 69 and connect with Interstate 64, leading you right to the heart of the spectacle! 🌑🎈
Kentucky Solar Eclipse Path 2024
Being in the 100% Kentucky total solar eclipse path enhances your chances of fully enjoying unique phenomena like the solar corona, which are less vivid at 99.9999%.
Maine is about to get a front-row seat to nature’s mesmerizing show! At around 2:18pm EDT, the eclipse centerline will grace our state, plunging us into totality by 3:29pm EDT. 🎉
This magical shadow has raced across the U.S. at breakneck speeds, from Texas to Maine in just under an hour. And here’s a fun fact: after a quick detour through Canada, the eclipse is making its grand U.S. comeback right here in Maine! Yay for us! 🥳
Now, let’s talk scenic views! 🏞️ Imagine being amidst the serene western forests of Maine, or even better, atop Mount Katahdin, the majestic peak that marks the end of the Appalachian Trail. The eclipse path gives a shoutout to Presque Isle too – the town’s lucky folks will get around 2 minutes and 49 seconds of total eclipse wonder.
For all the road-trippers out there, Interstate 95 is your ticket to this astral spectacle. Following the centerline’s journey, it will bid adieu to the U.S. near the New Brunswick border and then sashay into Canada’s picturesque Maritime provinces.
And as all good things come to an end, Maine will wave goodbye to the eclipse centerline around 4:41pm EDT. But remember, totality wraps up a bit earlier, at around 3:35pm EDT. 🚀
Ready to be awed? Let’s enjoy this cosmic dance together! 🌍🌘🌟
Maine Solar Eclipse Path 2024
To truly experience the solar eclipse's unique phenomena, you need to be in the 100% Maine total solar eclipse path, not a 99.9999% location.
Get ready for an epic sky show in Vermont! At around 2:14pm EDT, the eclipse’s centerline will swoop in over Lake Champlain, with the magic of totality kicking off at 3:25pm EDT! 🕒
The breathtaking journey of the path of totality in Vermont is a swift one, covering just 40 miles through the state. Oh, and a little fun fact – the western line of the eclipse touches Canada! 🍁
Lake Champlain is set to be THE place to catch a mesmerizing eclipse view, whether you’re chilling on the water or cozied up on the shore. 🌊 And here’s the bonus – Burlington and Montpelier are two cities you won’t want to miss! In Burlington, you’ll get a generous 3 minutes and 15 seconds of totality, while Montpelier promises a sweet 1 minute and 35 seconds. 🌌
If you’re a pro eclipse-chaser, keep an eye on the weather, especially over the Green Mountains. Oh, and remember – Interstates 89 and 91 are your routes through the path of totality in Vermont!
Wave goodbye to the eclipse’s centerline as it leaves Vermont and ventures into Canada at about 4:37pm EDT. But don’t fret! The moon’s shadow zooms at a whopping 2,674 mph, covering around 40 miles in just 54 seconds! 🚀
Get those eclipse shades ready and enjoy the view! 🕶️
Vermont Solar Eclipse Path 2024
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New Hampshire is getting a glimpse of the 2024 eclipse! 🌔 Though it’s a brief appearance with only the eastern line touching our beloved state and the heart of the eclipse heading up to Canada. The Great North Woods will have the best seats in the house! ⛰️ But keep an eye out for those cheeky White Mountains – they might play hide and seek with the view! 🏞️
Now, the eclipse might not sweep across many towns, but Lancaster stands out as our star player! 🌟 Even if it’s on the edge, the town center will experience around 43 seconds of sheer magic. Just remember, the closer you are to the south and east, the shorter the show. So, get ready and let’s enjoy this celestial treat! 🌌
New Hampshire Solar Eclipse Path 2024
The most vivid display of the solar corona and diamond ring effect can only be assured from the 100% New Hampshire total solar eclipse path, not at 99.9999%.
As the eclipse’s centerline crosses the Red River into Oklahoma, it does so around 12:27pm CDT. By approximately 1:45pm CDT, those at that point will witness totality.
Oklahoma’s encounter with the eclipse is short-lived, primarily touching its southeastern corner. The centerline traverses a brief 31 miles across the state—making it the smallest stretch for any state the eclipse touches. In fact, the eclipse’s eastern boundary doesn’t even reach Oklahoma.
Interestingly, the eclipse’s path doesn’t intersect any Oklahoma town boasting 10,000 residents or more. The town with the largest population on the path is Poteau. However, Poteau is perched on the path’s western fringe, with the town’s center only experiencing totality for a fleeting 1 minute and 22 seconds. Move further north and west, and the duration diminishes rapidly, with some northern sectors missing out on totality altogether.
While Oklahoma City lies beyond the eclipse’s trajectory, a day’s excursion south or east can bring you into its awe-inspiring path. Head south on Interstate 35 for a Texan totality experience, or venture east on Interstate 40 to witness the event in Arkansas.
Concluding its brief sojourn, the eclipse’s centerline departs Oklahoma around 3:07pm CDT. Totality concludes near this boundary by roughly 1:50pm CDT. The lunar shadow briskly moves 31 miles between the Texas-Oklahoma and Oklahoma-Arkansas borders on the centerline within 1 minute and 5 seconds, clocking an impressive average pace of 1,719 miles per hour.
Oklahoma Solar Eclipse Path 2024
To maximize your eclipse experience, including the best view of the solar corona and diamond ring effect, the 100% Oklahoma total solar eclipse path is the place to be, not a 99.9999% spot.