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Eastern Nova Scotia, Canada

What will the 2024 total solar eclipse look like?

Click on the interactive map below!
It will show you roughly when the eclipse will be happening.
Exact details for MANY more locations are available on our 2024 eclipse cities pages
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Interactive 2024 eclipse map for Eastern Nova Scotia

Map of the Eastern Nova Scotia area, showing the path of totality in gray

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You MUST use certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses")
whenever ANY PART of the Sun’s disk is visible.

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In almost all of Nova Scotia, you must ALWAYS use your eclipse glasses to view the eclipse.

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 Eastern Nova Scotia. 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 Eastern Nova Scotia. 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 Nova Scotia

Like the rest of Canada, Nova Scotia was unfortunately not in the path of totality for the 2017 eclipse. This time in 2024, the path passes very close to the area, but once again totality is not to be for folks in most of the province.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

The path travels from west to east through the province, with a slight northeasterly tilt. Most of the roads in the path are north-south. This means you really have to watch the weather and plan which locations you’re going to prioritize, because it’ll be very tough to get from one to the other on eclipse day!

The path passes northwest of the province, with only a very small bit of the far northern coast seeing any totality. You can see on the map where you should try to be on eclipse day, but it’s obvious that in order to see totality, you’ll need to head north of Dingwall (!), or into New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island. If the Magdalen Islands are an option, then that will be an excellent place to see totality from! Cap-aux-Meules is basically right on the centerline, and will see over three minutes of totality! But weather must cooperate, and your mobility on those islands will be much less than in PEI or New Brunswick.


What will I see on eclipse day?

People who stay in Halifax, Sydney, Amherst, Truro, New Glasgow or Antigonish will see a deep partial eclipse, with some amount of sky darkening. But there will be no corona, no totality, and no dramatic moments on eclipse day. You’ll need to use your eclipse glasses for the entire event, where just up the road folks are enjoying totality. It’s true that "close" just isn’t close enough when it comes to a total eclipse!

We have blog posts for the Charlottetown, Halifax and Moncton areas, so you can get more details on what you’ll see from those cities.

Order eclipse glasses! If the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses") to watch the eclipse. That means that, even if these things are going on around you, if you’re not in the path you won’t be able to see most of them. It’s certainly true that any type of eclipse is an exciting event, but we’d like to encourage you to make it into the path if at all possible on eclipse day. What you’ll see there (vs. back home outside the path) will be literally the difference between night and day!

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When will the eclipse happen?

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

Whatever the eclipse brings to the area, it will be most interesting as the shadow passes by – to the north and west of the province, remember.

This will happen at about 4:39pm ADT.

The map above will show you roughly when the eclipse will be happening. Exact details for MANY more locations are available on our 2024 eclipse cities pages.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

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.

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. It would be so much better for you to get into the path, and really enjoy seeing totality!


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.

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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