April 2024 solar eclipse time: How to watch, Path and Maps

Solar EclipseThe surreal midday darkness of a total April 2024 Solar Eclipse will pass over the United States. This year, on April 8, 2024, you should know plenty before the big day, which won’t happen again for about two decades.

A solar eclipse in April will see parts of the United States, UK, Mexico, the US and Canada fall into the ‘path of totality,’ meaning the Moon will perfectly align with the sun and millions will be plunged into minutes of darkness – lots of places across the USA have even issued safety warnings. In April 2024, the UK will see a partial eclipse, meaning the sun won’t be blocked entirely.

Total solar eclipses are rare events; each place on Earth can only expect to see one once every 400 years. With the total eclipse in the US only two weeks away, here is everything you need to know about catching a glimpse of the partial eclipse from the UK.

About April 2024 Solar Eclipse:-

A total solar eclipse will occur at the Moon’s ascending node on Monday, April 8, 2024, visible across North America and dubbed the Great North American Eclipse by some media. Source: Wikipedia

Solar Eclipse Date Monday, April 8, 2024
Location Earth
Coordinates 25°18′N 104°06′W / 25.3°N 104.1°W
Greatest eclipse 18:18:29
Magnitude 1.0566
(P1) Partial begin 15:42:07
(P4) Partial end 20:52:14

When is the 2024 Solar Eclipse?

This particular solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024.

What exactly happens during a total April 8 2024 Eclipse?

For the April 2024 total solar eclipse, the path of totality is from a patch in the Pacific Ocean just off the west coast of Mexico to Newfoundland in Canada. It’ll travel through Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine before entering Canada in Southern Ontario.

What time is the April 2024 Eclipse?

Location Partial Begins Totality Begins Maximum Totality Ends Partial Ends
Dallas, Texas 12:23 p.m. CDT 1:40 p.m. CDT 1:42 p.m. CDT 1:44 p.m. CDT 3:02 p.m. CDT
Idabel, Oklahoma 12:28 p.m. CDT 1:45 p.m. CDT 1:47 p.m. CDT 1:49 p.m. CDT 3:06 p.m. CDT
Little Rock, Arkansas 12:33 p.m. CDT 1:51 p.m. CDT 1:52 p.m. CDT 1:54 p.m. CDT 3:11 p.m. CDT
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 12:39 p.m. CDT 1:56 p.m. CDT 1:56 p.m. CDT 2:00 p.m. CDT 3:15 p.m. CDT
Paducah, Kentucky 12:42 p.m. CDT 2:00 p.m. CDT 2:01 p.m. CDT 2:02 p.m. CDT 3:18 p.m. CDT
Evansville, Indiana 12:45 p.m. CDT 2:02 p.m. CDT 2:04 p.m. CDT 2:05 p.m. CDT 3:20 p.m. CDT
Cleveland, Ohio 1:59 p.m. EDT 3:13 p.m. EDT 3:15 p.m. EDT 3:17 p.m. EDT 4:29 p.m. EDT
Erie, Pennsylvania 2:02 p.m. EDT 3:16 p.m. EDT 3:18 p.m. EDT 3:20 p.m. EDT 4:30 p.m. EDT
Buffalo, New York 2:04 p.m. EDT 3:18 p.m. EDT 3:20 p.m. EDT 3:22 p.m. EDT 4:32 p.m. EDT
Burlington, Vermont 2:14 p.m. EDT 3:26 p.m. EDT 3:27 p.m. EDT 3:29 p.m. EDT 4:37 p.m. EDT
Lancaster, New Hampshire 2:16 p.m. EDT 3:27 p.m. EDT 3:29 p.m. EDT 3:30 p.m. EDT 4:38 p.m. EDT
Caribou, Maine 2:22 p.m. EDT 3:32 p.m. EDT 3:33 p.m. EDT 3:34 p.m. EDT 4:40 p.m. EDT

Where will get the best views of the April 8 2024 Eclipse?

According to, these UK cities will have the best chance of seeing the partial eclipse.

  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester

How can you view the April solar eclipse safely?

However, according to Royal Museums Greenwich, the best way to view the 2024 Eclipse is to make a pinhole projector. To do this, you have to make a hole in a piece of card, hold that card up to the sun and hold a piece of paper behind the card, which then shows you the shape of the sun projected onto the paper – a mini version of the April 2024 Eclipse Path.

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