What time is the 2024 solar eclipse? Loop Jamaica

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On Monday, April 8, the sky will momentarily darken for millions, worldwide, in the path of totality during the 2024 solar eclipse.

This is the first total solar eclipse to pass through North America in seven years, and the next one will not be seen from the contiguous US until August 23, 2044, according to reports from NASA.

The exact time the solar eclipse will occur will vary, depending on the state and the time zone. And of course, eclipse visibility will also be dependent on Monday’s weather.

Whether you’re experiencing the path of totality from home or travelling to witness it in person, here’s what to expect for the exact eclipse time.

What time is the 2024 solar eclipse?

The eclipse will begin in Mexico at about 11:07 am PDT, Monday, April 8 before crossing into Texas at 1:27 pm CDT.

It will end in Maine at 3:35 pm EDT.

So, even if you’re not in the path of totality and won’t see the full eclipse, you may still see a percentage of it.

Where is the 2024 total solar eclipse?

The eclipse begins in Mexico, and then crosses into the US through Texas. From there, the path of totality, which is approximately 115 miles wide, extends northeast, crossing through 13 states. In the US, totality will end in Maine, but the eclipse will eventually enter the maritime provinces of Canada.

Other major cities along the eclipse’s path of totality include San Antonio and Austin, Texas; Indianapolis; and Rochester and Syracuse, New York.