Mark Your Calendars: The 2024 Solar Eclipse Is Coming

Did you know we’ll experience a solar eclipse in 2024? Perhaps you were in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse in 2017.

It spanned from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast and included 14 states. But even if you weren’t along this path, you likely experienced a partial eclipse since it was visible anywhere in the contiguous United States.

But the solar eclipse 2024 already has scientists and potential observers talking and planning to be in the path of totality from Texas to Maine.

This natural phenomenon happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the sun’s view for a few minutes.

What Is a Solar Eclipse?

There is a solar eclipse about every 18 months, but this natural phenomenon isn’t seen everywhere on Earth.

How Often Do Total Solar Eclipses Happen?

Solar eclipse 2024 will occur in North America on April 8.

When Is the Solar Eclipse in 2024?

Only observers in Mexico, the United States, and Canada, will have a chance to view this natural phenomenon. 

The next total solar eclipse won’t happen until August 12, 2026, but you won’t see it unless you’re in Spain, Iceland, Greenland, or northeastern Portugal.

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