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What you need to know about the solar eclipse; resources, events taking place

The total solar eclipse will likely be one of the biggest events of the year, with almost 32 million people in the United States alone living in the path of totality — the corridor along which the moon will completely cover the sun — and another 150 million living within 200 miles of it.


The solar eclipse will take place Monday, April 8, 2024.


What time will it take place?


It depends on your location - learn more: go.nasa.gov/Eclipse2024Map


From approximately 3:16 PM to 3:20 pm, totality will occur in the northwest region of Pennsylvania. At the same time, the remainder of the state will see the moon covering 90% to 99% of the sun. The eclipse will conclude at approximately 4:30 PM.


Where is totality?


Roughly from Mexico to Texas, Ohio, and Maine, to eastern Canada.

Pennsylvania is in the path of totality.


Find out if your state is go.nasa.gov/EclipseExplorer 



What will I see?


Hopefully, you'll see totality depending on your location in the United States (Pennsylvania is). Still, you may also see a partial eclipse, shadow bands, Bailey's beads, and the diamond ring effect.