Xavier Jubier's 2024 Interactive Google eclipse map is now live!
Please read this introduction before going to the page!
UPDATE: Eclipse2024.org's 2024 interactive eclipse map
Eclipse2024.org has created an interactive Google map showing the 2024 total eclipse path, which allows you to easily select a location for study. This page links to all kinds of information about the eclipse for pre-selected cities and states, including community pages, animations of the eclipse and the eclipse2024.org eclipse simulator. It even allows you to select your own custom locations, to see exactly what the eclipse will look like from anywhere in North America!
We certainly encourage you to visit Xavier's page, but please give the Eclipse2024.org interactive eclipse map a try as well!
This is the BEST place on the web to find out EXACTLY what the times of the eclipse will be for any given location!
Find out how you can help this effort!
Before you go to the page, though, please read and understand these IMPORTANT instructions!
Here is a quick summary that may also be of help to you:
1) When the map loads, you will need to zoom in and then click anywhere on the map (such as where you intend to view the eclipse from!) to find the local eclipse circumstances for that location.
2) A lot of information will be presented in the popup - most of which you probably don't care about. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF TOTALITY, here is what you DO care about:
There is going to be an eclipse today for you! (Are you in the path? If not, then it won't be total!)
This is the ONLY time it is ever safe to look at the eclipsed Sun directly! The Moon is covering all of the Sun, and the sight is not any brighter than the full Moon.
THIS is what all the excitement is about, and it is why you MUST be in the path of totality to see the main event!
(In fact, if you try to look at totality through your eclipse glasses during totality, you will not see anything at all!)
(If you are not in the path of totality, you will not see this phase at all - and in that case, you must watch the ENTIRE ECLIPSE through your eclipse glasses!)
(If it's bright, then you have to use your eclipse glasses - simple as that!)
PLEASE NOTE that all the times you will see on the map are given in what's called Universal Time (UT) - and the times are in 24-hour format, just like the military uses. Pilots and military personnel know this as Zulu time, or even GMT; but for us regular folk, we HAVE to adjust this time to the local time zone as follows:
- PDT: subtract 7 hours from the UT time.
- MDT: subtract 6 hours from the UT time.
- (Except for most of Arizona, which does not observe daylight time, and so will also be UT minus 7 hours.)
- CDT: subtract 5 hours from the UT time.
- EDT: subtract 4 hours from the UT time.
- ADT: subtract 3 hours from the UT time.
- NDT: subtract 2.5 hours from the UT time.
If you click on the time zone display icon (shown by the red arrow), then whenever you click a point on the map, a box will pop up to show you the time zone for that point, and the associated time adjustment you must apply to the UT times! (Use the "Local Time" adjustment! And UTC means the same thing as UT.)