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2024 Solar Eclipse: Home

Prepare for the 2024 Solar Eclipse with these resources.

VU's "Total Eclipse of the Heartland" Website

Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

Source: American Academy of Opthalmology and American Astronomical Society, July 21, 2017,

Source: National Solar Observatory, AURA and National Science Foundation. Using NASA eclipse path data generated by Fred EspenakBesselian Elements for April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse. Specific eclipse data from the US Naval Observatory’s Astronomical Applications Department.


2023 & 2024 Solar Eclipses Map

Source: NASA, March 8, 2023. Visualizations by Michala Garrison.

"This map illustrates the paths of the Moon’s shadow across the U.S. during two upcoming solar eclipses. On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America creating a path of annularity. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth while at its farthest point from Earth. Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it does not completely block the Sun. This will create a “ring of fire” effect in the sky for those standing in the path of annularity. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North and Central America creating a path of totality. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk and those standing in the path of totality may see the Sun’s outer atmosphere (the corona) if weather permits." (NASA,

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