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It’s the Great North American Eclipse!
...and we want everyone to see it!
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The 2024 eclipse in Clifton, Kentucky, USA

37.6495N, 84.688W

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A rough animation of what the 2024 eclipse will look like from Clifton.
(In this view, the top of the frame is always "up", toward the highest point in the sky.)

What will the 2024 eclipse look like from Clifton?

Map of Clifton

Map of Clifton and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Clifton
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Xavier Jubier's Interactive Map for Clifton

All eclipse circumstances have been calculated for each city using that city's latitude and longitude as sourced from public records. has taken all reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of the latitude and longitude shown; however, the user of any eclipse information on the site should verify that these coordinates are correct for the intended viewing location. You can do this using web tools such as Google,, or Please let us know if you believe the coordinates need to be updated for any city in our database.

The eclipse in Clifton will be a deep partial (with magnitude 95.7%), and we’ve calculated the local circumstances (using the lat/long noted above and ΔT=69.2s), as follows:

In this table, we’ve listed the following information:

Location identifier and latitude/longitude

The times in the table have been calculated based on this exact location. Times can shift by several seconds as you get several miles/km away from the location shown.

Start time of the partial phase ("C1")

All times are given in local time or Universal time [UT] (also known as GMT or Zulu time). You can convert the entire table by clicking on the time zone you want to see it shown in!

Where to look for that first “bite” of partial eclipse ("V")

We’ve called this value “V”, because that’s what astronomers call it. If you imagine the Sun’s disk as a clock face, this is the hour hand value of where to look on that “clock” to see that very first little bite that the Moon is taking! (Remember, you must use eclipse glasses to look at the Sun at this time!)

Who will be the first to see that bite and shout “First Contact!”?

Time of Mid-eclipse

This is when the maximum amount of the Sun's disk is covered. Also given in UT and you can convert it if you like.

Eclipse Magnitude

The amount of the Sun's disk that is covered at the time of mid-eclipse. (Measured as a percentage of the Sun's diameter, not area!)

Altitude and azimuth of the Sun at the time of mid-eclipse

This will let you know where the Sun will be in the sky during mid-eclipse, so you can check to make sure that trees, buildings or mountains won’t be in your way. (You can also go outside to your planned viewing location on the day before the eclipse at eclipse time and check it out yourself. The Sun’s location in the sky at that time won’t change enough in one day for you to notice the difference.)

Altitude is given in degrees. The horizon is at 0°, and straight up is 90°. So 45° would be exactly halfway up, 30° would be 1/3 of the way up, and 60° would be 2/3 of the way up. Anything in between is, well, in between!

Azimuth is given as an angle so you can tell exactly where the Sun will be, and here are some references: 90° is due east, 180° is due south, and 270° is due west. So, if you see 200°, that’s a bit less than 1/3 of the way from due south to due west. 135° would be straight southeast.

Here are some helpful links to let you research the partial eclipse as it will be seen from Clifton:

The Clifton community page

A page of information about the plans that Clifton officials are putting in place for eclipse day!
Also includes links to weather and an Interactive Google Map.

What will the 2024 eclipse look like from Clifton?

Opens the amazing, full-featured eclipse simulator, to show you exactly what the eclipse will look like!
(If this is your first visit, you’ll want to open the Eclipse Simulator Instruction page first!)

See all the great FREE resources we've put together for educators, media, and community leaders in Clifton

The 2023 annular eclipse city page for Clifton is pleased to offer you a complete set of information for the annular eclipse of October 14, 2023!
Visit our 2023 annular eclipse city page for Clifton to learn more about that eclipse.