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What Time Can I See the Solar Eclipse?

The path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, will cross parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The rest of the United States will see a partial eclipse.


Join us at noon Central time April 8 for an eclipse party! We’ll have solar eclipse-themed crafts, special guests and astronomical fun as we watch this historic event sweep the nation.

Watch the show on the Scout Life Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The exact start times will vary, depending on your location. The times displayed inside the gray line on this map from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio show when to expect the sun to be totally covered by the moon.

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Total darkness will only last a few minutes, but the entire eclipse show will be more than an hour before and after totality as the moon slowly moves across the sun.

The following NASA chart shows when you should go outside to view the solar eclipse for various places across the United States.

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The chart shows that the solar eclipse will begin in Dallas, Texas, at about 12:23 p.m. Central Time, with total darkness lasting from 1:40 p.m. CDT to 1:44 p.m. CDT, and the entire eclipse ending at 3:02 p.m. CDT.

Here are the times for Little Rock, Arkansas:

  • Partial eclipse begins: 12:33 p.m. CDT
  • Totality begins: 1:51 p.m. CDT
  • Totality ends: 1:54 p.m. CDT
  • Partial eclipse ends: 3:11 p.m. CDT

Here are the times for Cleveland, Ohio:

  • Partial eclipse begins: 1:59 p.m. EDT
  • Totality begins: 3:13 p.m. EDT
  • Totality ends: 3:17 p.m. EDT
  • Partial eclipse ends: 4:29 p.m. EDT

Here are the times for Buffalo, New York:

  • Partial eclipse begins: 2:04 p.m. EDT
  • Totality begins: 3:18 p.m. EDT
  • Totality ends: 3:22 p.m. EDT
  • Partial eclipse ends: 4:32 p.m. EDT

And finally, here are the times for Caribou, Maine:

  • Partial eclipse begins: 2:22 p.m. EDT
  • Totality begins: 3:32 p.m. EDT
  • Totality ends: 3:34 p.m. EDT
  • Partial eclipse ends: 4:40 p.m. EDT

If you miss this year’s eclipse, the next solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States will be on Aug. 23, 2044.

7 Comments on What Time Can I See the Solar Eclipse?

  1. Will be in Knoxville Tennessee and would like to know the time and what % we will see?

  2. What about Denver, Colorado?

  3. If I live 100 miles from the center of the eclipse center line, what percentage less of a total eclipse will it be for me?

  4. What about Ocala FL

  5. what about maryland?

  6. funny_frog99 // March 25, 2024 at 3:51 pm // Reply

    what about for north carolina? (linden oaks)

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