What time is the 2024 solar eclipse in your area? Here's when to look up

Monday's weather will play a crucial role in determining the visibility of the 2024 solar eclipse
An undated image of a solar eclipse. — Unsplash
An undated image of a solar eclipse. — Unsplash

On Monday, April 8, a significant celestial event will occur — a solar eclipse that will temporarily dim the skies for numerous people in the United States situated along its path of totality.

This marks the first solar eclipse traversing North America in seven years, with the subsequent one not visible from the contiguous US until August 23, 2044, as per NASA's information.

What time is the solar eclipse?

The specific timing of the eclipse will differ based on location and time zone. Additionally, Monday's weather will play a crucial role in determining the visibility of the eclipse.

For those situated in the path of totality, whether observing from your locality or travelling to a specific location, here are the details regarding the precise timing of the eclipse.

When is the solar eclipse in your area?

The eclipse is set to initiate in Mexico around 11:07am PDT on Monday, April 8, before making its way into Texas at approximately 1:27pm CDT. It is expected to conclude in Maine at around 3:35pm EDT. Even if you're outside the path of totality, you might still witness a partial eclipse.

To ascertain the exact timing of the eclipse in your vicinity, you can use USA TODAY database, searchable by zip code, for a comprehensive viewing guide.

Using this database, you can also find information about the duration, peak time, and extent of the eclipse visible in your area.

Here's a list of major cities in each state within the United States where the eclipse's totality will be observable (not including the times for the partial eclipse phases):

  • Dallas, Texas: 1:40-1:44pm CDT
  • Idabel, Oklahoma: 1:45-1:49pm CDT
  • Little Rock, Arkansas: 1:51-1:54pm CDT
  • Poplar Bluff, Missouri: 1:56-2:00pm CDT
  • Paducah, Kentucky: 2:00-2:02pm CDT
  • Carbondale, Illinois: 1:59-2:03pm CDT
  • Evansville, Indiana: 2:02-2:05pm CDT
  • Cleveland, Ohio: 3:13-3:17pm EDT
  • Erie, Pennsylvania: 3:16-3:20pm EDT
  • Buffalo, New York: 3:18-3:22pm EDT
  • Burlington, Vermont: 3:26-3:29pm EDT
  • Lancaster, New Hampshire: 3:27-3:30pm EDT
  • Caribou, Maine: 3:32-3:34pm EDT

What is the trajectory of the 2024 solar eclipse?

The eclipse will originate in Mexico, crossing into the US through Texas. Its path of totality, spanning about 115 miles in width, will stretch northeast across 13 states, concluding in Maine in the US before moving into Canada's maritime provinces.

Major cities situated along the path of the solar eclipse include San Antonio and Austin in Texas; Indianapolis; and Rochester and Syracuse in New York.