2024 solar eclipse time: When is it visible in your area?

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On Monday, millions of Americans will be in the path of totality for the 2024 solar eclipse. Here's what time you can expect to see it.

2024 Solar Eclipse Time

The 2024 solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8. The exact time of the eclipse will vary depending on the state and time zone. The eclipse will begin in Mexico at about 11:07 a.m. PDT, cross into Texas at 1:27 p.m. CDT, and end in Maine at 3:35 p.m. EDT.

To find out the exact time the eclipse will be happening in your area, you can use USA TODAY's database by searching with your zip code for a viewing guide. The database will provide information on the time, duration, peak, and percentage of the eclipse in your area.

Even if you are not in the path of totality, you may still be able to see a fraction of the eclipse. The major cities in each state where you can expect to experience totality in the United States are as follows:

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

The path of the 2024 solar eclipse begins in Mexico, crosses over into the U.S. through Texas, and extends northeast, crossing through 13 states. In the U.S., totality will end in Maine, but the eclipse will eventually enter the maritime provinces of Canada. Other major cities along the path of totality include San Antonio and Austin, Texas; Indianapolis; and Rochester and Syracuse, New York.

Please note that the visibility of the eclipse will also depend on the weather conditions on the day of the eclipse.

I hope you have a great experience observing the 2024 solar eclipse!


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