NASA's 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Broadcast (Official Trailer)

  • Released Thursday, February 8, 2024

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will travel through Mexico, cross the United States from Texas to Maine, and exit North America along Canada’s coast. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth and briefly covers the full disk of the Sun. This reveals the Sun’s wispy, white outer atmosphere, called the corona.

Weather permitting, people throughout most of North and Central America, including all of the contiguous United States, will be able to view at least a partial solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse is when the Moon only covers part of the Sun. People in Hawaii and parts of Alaska will also experience a partial solar eclipse. Click here to learn more about when and where the solar eclipse will be visible:

WARNING: Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. Indirect viewing methods, such as pinhole projectors, can also be used to experience an eclipse. For more on how to safely view this eclipse:

Not in the path of the eclipse? Watch with us from anywhere in the world. We will provide live broadcast coverage on April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) on NASA TV,, the NASA app, and on YouTube.

Learn more about the upcoming total solar eclipse:

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Thursday, February 8, 2024.
This page was last updated on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 11:47 AM EST.


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