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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 Western Newfoundland. 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 Western Newfoundland. 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 Newfoundland

Much of Newfoundland lies squarely in the path of totality, but the centerline passes through some largely uninhabited areas. The south coast, as well as some towns nearer the Trans-Canada, lie near the path limits, and some larger cities lie outside the path completely. That means it’s very important you know where the path is, to help you plan your eclipse-day viewing. The map shows you all you need to know, but we’ll give a few highlights below.

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 centerline crosses the north-south portion of the Trans-Canada just a bit north of South Branch, and this location will get you just a bit more than three minutes of totality. If you find that you have to escape weather, your options lie to the north or south. You can basically head anywhere to the south coast and still be in the path, but the more you drive away from centerline, the less totality you’ll get. Doyle’s Station and St. Andrew’s still see over three minutes of totality. Grand Bay gets 2m 45s, and even as far along the coast as Burgeo, you’ll still get 2m17s in the shadow.

If you head north, then you have a lot of other good options for viewing the eclipse. You don’t leave the path until about 15km south of Corner Brook, so anywhere that’s got good weather will be a good location, provided you can stop safely off the road. McKay’s gets 2m50s of totality, and Stephenville sees just over two minutes (as does Cape St. George, in case you’d like to be among the first folks to welcome the shadow to this part of Newfoundland!). Once you’re up at Gallants, totality has slipped to under a minute and a half, so we woudn’t recommend being north of here on eclipse day.


What will I see on eclipse day?

It’s very difficult to describe exactly what you’ll see on eclipse day, because each part of the region will see something different. Please note that the big locations of Corner Brook, Deer Lake, and Farmington are not in the path! You will need to be well south of there on eclipse day to see totality. People who are in towns like these will see a very deep partial eclipse, with sky darkening and possibly some interesting edge effects. But there will be no corona, no totality, and no dramatic moments on eclipse day. It’s true that "close" just isn’t close enough when it comes to a total eclipse!

Order eclipse glasses! However, 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!

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

ISO Certification

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. 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.

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 2,200 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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