A Tour of NASA’s 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Map

  • Released Friday, December 8th, 2023
  • Updated Friday, January 12th, 2024 at 11:27AM

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, and those standing in the path of totality may see the Sun’s outermost atmosphere (the corona) if weather permits.

A map developed using data from a variety of NASA sources shows the total eclipse path as a dark band. Outside this path, purple lines indicate how much of the Sun will become covered by the Moon during the partial eclipse.

This video shows different areas of the map, explaining these and other features that describe what observers across the country can expect to see during the total eclipse. Explore and download the eclipse map here.

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