Published by August 31, 2023

Solar Eclipse 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024, from 10:10am – 12:30pm

Maximum Eclipse at Approximately 11:20am

View the eclipse safely with certified solar glasses.

Arizona will observe 50 to 75% coverage during this eclipse, with the most coverage visible from the south-east corner of the state near Bisbee.

Times are approximate, and given for south-eastern Arizona where the eclipse will be at its greatest coverage.


Safely Viewing a Solar Eclipse

Never look directly at the sun – even during an eclipse.

Use certified glasses with an optical density of 5 or greater.

Stop by any Teaching & Learning Stuff location to pick up your safety glasses, while supplies last.

Solar Eclipse Fun Facts:

  • A Lunar eclipse always comes about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse
  • About 1 billion people will be able to see some portion of this eclipse
  • Just over 31 million people will see the eclipse in totality
  • While the sun rises in the east and moves to the west, the shadow of the moon will travel in the opposite direction: from Oregon to Texas and then on to South America
  • The period of darkness during a total eclipse, called totality, only lasts 7 minutes

There are three types of eclipses. This eclipse is an annular eclipse.

Because the distance between the moon and earth, and the earth and the sun is not always the same, sometimes the moon is in line with the sun, but appears too small in the sky to completely cover the sun. An annular eclipse is sometimes called “a ring of fire” because a ring of the sun is visible around the moon.

Where the Eclipse Will Be Visible April 8th

Check the map to see where the eclipse will be the best on Monday, April 8, 2024. (Take the day off and visit historic Bisbee, Arizona!)

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