Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Date, Time, Duration, How one can see it?

The total solar eclipse is set to occur on 8 April 2024. This event will be occurs in multiple countries, include United States, Canada, Mexico, and other regions of North America. It presents a great opportunity for stargazers to observe the total solar eclipse and capture the remarkable spectacle. Keep in mind that the total solar eclipse of 2024 will not be visible in India.

What is Total Solar Eclipse 2024

A Total Solar Eclipse is event that occurs when Moon obscures the sun, turn day into darkness and throwing the shadow on Earth. According to NASA, a Total Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the sun and blocks the sun’s face. The alignment of the Moon causes the solar eclipse in many countries. During this event, observers in the eclipse path can see the corona of the sun, which produces a magnificent and incredible celestial show.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Timings

The first solar eclipse of 2024 will occurs on 8 April 2024, and starts at 2: 12 pm and ends at 2:22 am in several regions. Check the given table to know about the timings of eclipse in different regions.

LocationPartial BeginsTotality BeginsMaximumTotality EndsPartial Ends
Dallas, Texas12:23 p.m. CDT1:40 p.m. CDT1:42 p.m. CDT1:44 p.m. CDT3:02 p.m. CDT
Idabel, Oklahoma12:28 p.m. CDT1:45 p.m. CDT1:47 p.m. CDT1:49 p.m. CDT3:06 p.m. CDT
Little Rock, Arkansas12:33 p.m. CDT1:51 p.m. CDT1:52 p.m. CDT1:54 p.m. CDT3:11 p.m. CDT
Poplar Bluff, Missouri12:39 p.m. CDT1:56 p.m. CDT1:56 p.m. CDT2:00 p.m. CDT3:15 p.m. CDT
Paducah, Kentucky12:42 p.m. CDT2:00 p.m. CDT2:01 p.m. CDT2:02 p.m. CDT3:18 p.m. CDT
Carbondale, Illinois12:42 p.m. CDT1:59 p.m. CDT2:01 p.m. CDT2:03 p.m. CDT3:18 p.m. CDT
Evansville, Indiana12:45 p.m. CDT2:02 p.m. CDT2:04 p.m. CDT2:05 p.m. CDT3:20 p.m. CDT
Cleveland, Ohio1:59 p.m. EDT3:13 p.m. EDT3:15 p.m. EDT3:17 p.m. EDT4:29 p.m. EDT
Erie, Pennsylvania2:02 p.m. EDT3:16 p.m. EDT3:18 p.m. EDT3:20 p.m. EDT4:30 p.m. EDT
Buffalo, New York2:04 p.m. EDT3:18 p.m. EDT3:20 p.m. EDT3:22 p.m. EDT4:32 p.m. EDT
Burlington, Vermont2:14 p.m. EDT3:26 p.m. EDT3:27 p.m. EDT3:29 p.m. EDT4:37 p.m. EDT
Lancaster, New Hampshire2:16 p.m. EDT3:27 p.m. EDT3:29 p.m. EDT3:30 p.m. EDT4:38 p.m. EDT
Caribou, Maine2:22 p.m. EDT3:32 p.m. EDT3:33 p.m. EDT3:34 p.m. EDT4:40 p.m. EDT

Duration of Total Solar Eclipse 2024

The total Solar Eclipse will be seen in a small range of the Pacific Ocean that passes 200 nm north of the Marquesas islands. The eclipse, later going to be visible in North America, begins from the Pacific coast, moves northeast through Mexico, the US, and Canada, and ends in the Atlantic Ocean.

The duration of Total Solar Eclipse this year is more than 2017. US citizens will be patient for some decades to observe the Total Solar Eclipse if they miss this year.

Why Total Solar Eclipse are so rare

 A Total Solar Eclipse are occurs when Moon passed between sun and Earth, and blocks the sun completely. Solar eclipse put a shadow on Earth. On this event, the Moon, sun and Earth are aligned in straight line, with Moon blocks the light of sun and reach to various surfaces of Earth. Here are the various reasons why Total Solar Eclipse are so rare

Size of the Sun and Moon

The apparent sizes of the sun and Moon from Earth are important for the occurrence of the total solar eclipse. The diameter of the Moon is around 400 times smaller than the diameter of the sun, but it is 400 times closer to Earth. This unique coincidence lets Moon to seen as same size of sun from Earth, and covers the sun. If this rare case is possible, and the Moon covers the sun due to its size appearing, then a total solar eclipse occurs.

Alignment

The alignment of the Moon, sun, and Earth should be precise so that a total solar eclipse will occur. The orbit of Moon around Earth is slightly titled related to orbit of Earth around sun. It mean moon shadow are not fall on Earth most of time, or it may covers it partially. The miss of the Moon’s shadow on Earth avoids the eclipse event, so it rarely occurs.

Location

It is only possible to observe the total solar eclipse from a few locations on Earth. The path of totality, where the eclipse occurs, is narrow, usually just a few dozen miles away. Outside of this path, observers can see the partial eclipse, but not completely.

Duration

Total solar eclipses is the event that are occurs after so long time. It occurs rarely because of the duration factor. Total solar eclipse is event that are last for few minutes at any location along with path of totality. This short duration makes it a rare event to occur.

Total Solar Eclipse 2024- How to see

As we tell you, total solar eclipse will observe on 8 april, when Moon blocks the sun light and results in darkness. If you want to see this eclipse, then it is suggested that you use instruments that do not cause injury to your eyes. For this, you can use the telescope. You should never see a solar eclipse with an unaided eye. You must wear sunglasses by purchase it from quality vendor to avoid harm cause to your eyes.

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