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Durango, Mexico

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The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Another total solar eclipse is coming to North America! This time, totality will also pass over Mexico and Canada – giving people all over North America another chance to experience this great celestial event.

In order to see totality, you have to be in the path of totality. If you aren’t in that path, you’ll only see a partial eclipse. You can learn more about those details with our simple eclipse viewing instructions guide.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Durango area in Durango, Mexico. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Durango area in Durango, Mexico. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024 in Durango

As totality moves through Mexico toward the northeast, Durango is the next major city in the path. Durango lies almost halfway between the centerline and the southern edge of the path. This means that the farther northwest you go, the more totality you will see.

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Durango area.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

At the intersection of roads 45 and 40D on the north side of town, totality will last about 3m 56s. While on the southeast side of the city, where road 23 crosses the river, you would see only 3m 33s. An extra 23 seconds of totality might not seem like very much, but on eclipse day you will be very glad to get as much time in the shadow as possible!

Make sure not to be too far southeast of the city, either: On road 45, the limit of totality lies at about the town of Nombre de Dios. La Colorada also lies on the southern limit. But heading west on 45, you’ll get a lot more time in the shadow by getting to Guadalupe Aguilera (4m 23s!). If you can go even farther north on road 23 from there, then the centerline lies just beyond the town of Canatlán. That city itself will get three more seconds than in Aguilera. There are plenty of great places you should be able to watch the eclipse from!



What will I see on eclipse day?

Because Durango is so well situated, if you leave town you’re only going to get less time in the shadow. If you have to escape clouds, then see the map above for other great options. There are plenty of great places you should be able to watch the eclipse from!

Order eclipse glasses! Remember that even if you are in the path of totality, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection to watch the eclipse. You MUST use your eclipse glasses to observe all the partial phases.

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When will the eclipse happen?

Eclipse day is April 8, 2024
Eclipse day is April 8, 2024!

Durango is very well-placed, and will be an excellent place to see totality!

The total eclipse begins at about 1:12pm CDT, and people in the downtown area will see about 3m 46s of totality.

Please note that Durango begins Daylight Saving Time on April 7 – the day before the eclipse! Make sure you have your clocks moved ahead an hour to CDT on eclipse day!

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Durango area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

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ISO Certification Always remember the rule for using eye protection during an eclipse: If there’s ANY bright part of the Sun showing, then you have to use your eclipse glasses to watch the event.

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator That means if you can see anything at all of the Sun through the glasses, then the Sun is too bright and you have to leave the glasses on! If you can see absolutely NO piece of the Sun through the eclipse glasses, then it’s safe to take them off. But the second any bright part of the Sun becomes visible again, you have to put them back on – and this can be mere seconds after you took them off.


We also have an entire section of the site dedicated to providing much more detailed eclipse viewing instructions for you!


Wherever you decide to view from, be sure to plan your route carefully, and watch the weather to make sure you’ll have good skies on eclipse day.

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Check out the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator!


You can also check out Eclipse2024.org’s eclipse simulator for any location you’d like to preview. The simulator will show you exactly what the eclipse will look like for any location you choose!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator videos!


If you'd just like to preview the eclipse without using the simulator, we've made videos for the 2023 annular eclipse and the 2024 total eclipse as seen from over 2,000 locations! You can find them on our 2024 eclipse YouTube channel, but we've made it even easier for you - just visit our eclipse simulator video page to get started!

Eclipse2024.org's Eclipse Simulator videos

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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