Learn More About the Great North American Eclipse 2024


On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun.
The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

These are the stages of a total solar eclipse. The duration of totality will be up to 4 minutes and 27 seconds, almost double that of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. The partial phases last about an hour and 20 minutes.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Total Solar Eclipse

Find out Where & When

The total solar eclipse will be visible along a narrow track stretching from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout all 48 contiguous U.S. states.

Check out NASA’s interactive map, the Eclipse Explorer, to learn what will be visible in different areas of the country.

Eclipse Cloud Cover Climatology for the afternoon of April 8, 2024 from the National Weather Service.

2024 Eclipse Information for cities in Connecticut

Although Connecticut will not be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse on April 8, our state will experience a deep partial eclipse, with the degree of magnitude increasing south to north.

Click HERE to learn more about the 2024 Eclipse with detailed information for cities in Connecticut.

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Help NASA scientists better understand how wildlife is impacted by solar eclipses by contributing to the NASA’s Eclipse Soundscapes Project.

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