Will the eclipse be total where I am?
You have to be in the path!
By this time, you know that you have to be in the path of totality in order to see totality. Here is a very rough map of the path so you can see if you’re close:
But what about if you want to know exactly? We have state and province maps that will show you a little more detail, but to be perfectly sure that you are in the path, you’ll want to consult a couple of sources:
NASA offers a great interactive map you can zoom in on, and click on your location. This will tell you for sure whether you’ll be able to see totality, and it will give you the circumstances (what time it happens, and lots of other info).
Xavier is one of the world’s leading eclipse calculation experts, and his interactive map goes even beyond NASA’s. Xavier offers edge effect corrections to the calculations, a real-time GPS connection so you don’t even have to click on the map, and terrain profiles so you can do your eclipse planning well in advance for any location! His site is highly recommended, and you should not consider planning any eclipse viewing without consulting it.
Eclipse2024.org’s pages for Communities in the Path and Local Circumstances
Eclipse2024.org offers a page for EVERY community that lies in the path of totality to post their eclipse viewing plans and information for FREE! As we learn of all the eclipse-viewing plans each community is offering, we will post it on these pages for you to consult, as you decide where you’d like to be on eclipse day! If the community has a page, it’s in the path!
We also offer tables of Local Circumstances for each city in the path, so you can see what time the eclipse happens for different locations in the path. You’ll also find links to eclipse animations that show the Moon’s progress across the face of the Sun, and even better – coming soon – an eclipse simulator that will show you what the eclipse will look like with breathtaking realism! Make sure you don’t miss the simulator!
Other Information on the Web
These resources, together with so many more that you can find on our Eclipse Links page, will help you know for sure that you are in the path and ready to go for totality on April 8, 2024!