2024 total solar eclipse: Where and how to watch for free online

2024 total solar eclipse: Where and how to watch for free online

A total solar eclipse is expected to be seen on Monday, April 8, across parts of fifteen U.S. states, southeast Canada, and northern Mexico.

With about 32 million people living inside the path of totality, which is a 115-mile (185-kilometer) wide passage through Northern America where the moon will cover 100% of the sun’s disc, it will be one of the most viewed eclipses ever.

If you cannot view the solar eclipse in person, you can watch all the action unfold here on Space.com. Our extensive solar eclipse live updates page allows you to stay up to speed on all eclipse-related information.

The moon passes in the direction of the sun during a total solar eclipse, appearing to be about the same size as the sun. A few minutes during totality, the moon completely blocks the solar disc (the length of totality varies depending on your viewing position).

Locations of note for the April 8, 2024, complete solar eclipse

Location Totality (local time) Totality duration
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico 11:07 a.m. MST 4 minutes 20 seconds
Durango, Durango, Mexico 12:12 p.m. CST 3 minutes 50 seconds
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico 12:16 p.m. CST 4 minutes 11 seconds
Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico/Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S 1:27 p.m. CDT 4 minutes 24 seconds
Kerrville, Texas, U.S 1:32 p.m. CDT 4 minutes 25 seconds
Fredericksburg, Texas, U.S 1:32 p.m CDT 4 minutes 25 seconds
Dallas, Texas, U.S 1:40 p.m. CDT 3 minutes 52 seconds
Idabel, Oklahoma U.S: 1:45 p.m CDT 4 minutes 19 seconds
Russellville, Arkansas, U.S 1:49 p.m. CDT 4 minutes 12 seconds
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S 1:58 p.m. CDT 4 minutes 7 seconds
Carbondale, Illinois, U.S 1:59 p.m. CDT 4 minutes 10 seconds
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S 3:04 p.m. EDT 4 minutes 3 seconds
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S 3:06 p.m. EDT 3 minutes 51 seconds
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S 3:13 p.m. EDT 3 minutes 50 seconds
Erie, Pennsylvania U.S: 3:16 p.m. EDT 3 minutes 43 seconds
Rochester, New York, U.S 3:20 p.m. EDT 3 minutes 40 seconds
Montpelier, Vermont, U.S 3:27 p.m. EDT 1 minutes 42 seconds
Oakfield, Maine, U.S 3:31 p.m. EDT 3 minutes 23 seconds
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 3:18 p.m. EDT 3 minutes 31 seconds
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 3:26 p.m. EDT 1 minute 57 seconds
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada 4:34 p.m. ADT 3 minutes 8 seconds
Tignish, Prince Edward Island, Canada 4:35 p.m. ADT 3 minutes 12 seconds
Catalina, Newfoundland, Canada 5:13 p.m. NDT 2 minutes 53 seconds

Livestreams of the total solar eclipse

As more livestreams become available as the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 approaches, this list will be updated.


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