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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

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Map of the Erie area, showing the path of totality in gray.

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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 Erie area in Pennsylvania. 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 Erie area in Pennsylvania. 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 Erie

Erie is an excellent place to see totality!

It’s not on the centerline, but it’s as close as you can get in Pennsylvania. (Actually, the centerline cuts right through Lake Erie, so you could get there if you have a boat!)

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 Erie area.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

If you’re east or west of town, then you’ll be just as close to the centerline if you stick to places like North East, Conneaut, or Ashtabula Ohio. The entire lakefront region is going to have a great experience on eclipse day!



What will I see on eclipse day?

The downtown area will see 3m40s of totality, and being on centerline would only add about 9 seconds to that, so we’d recommend finding a good spot clear of clouds, and enjoy the show.

If you have to escape weather, you can head in either direction on I-90. Read our blog posts about Cleveland and Buffalo to learn more about viewing locations in those areas, but understand that you’re paralleling the centerline by heading to either one of those cities.

People in Erie may be playing host to lots of folks who are coming north to get into the path on eclipse day. That is something everyone should be prepared for, because in 2017 lots of smaller towns got lots of visitors. (Nice problem to have!)

When will the eclipse happen?

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

Erie is an excellent place to see totality!

The big event happens just after 3:16pm EDT, and people in the downtown area will see about 3m 42s of totality.

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 Erie area.

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.


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 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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