Total Solar Eclipse of 2024: Here Are Maps of the 'Path of Totality'

The Next Eclipse

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On Monday, April 8, 2024, the United States will experience our next total solar eclipse, passing from the southwest to the northwest. Here's a look at the path of totality for the 2024 eclipse using maps by cartographer Michael Zeiler of


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The 2024 total solar eclipse will hit North America at the coast in Mexico, beginning its path northeast into the United States.


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In the United States, the total solar eclipse of April 2024 will begin in Texas, crossing the big cities of Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas to name a few.

Arkansas and Oklahoma

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In Arkansas the 2024 total solar eclipse will pass over the capital of Little Rock. A small part of southeastern Oklahoma is also in the path.

Missouri and Illinois

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The 2024 total solar eclipse will pass over the southeast corner of Missouri, just south of St Louis, before passing into Illinois where it will cross over the town of Carbondale, which saw another total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.


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The total solar eclipse of 2024 will pass over the northern majority of Ohio, covering the northwestern side of the capital of Columbus.

New York

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The 2024 total solar eclipse crosses a large section of New York State.

Maine and Canada

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After crossing Maine, the total solar eclipse of 2024 will affect a large part of Canada's New Brunswick.


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Canada's Newfoundland island will be the last location in North America that will be affected by the total solar eclipse of 2024.

A Century of Eclipses

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This map from depicts the paths of all total solar eclipses crossing North America over the next century.

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Joseph Bennington-Castro is a Hawaii-based contributing writer for Live Science and He holds a master's degree in science journalism from New York University, and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Hawaii. His work covers all areas of science, from the quirky mating behaviors of different animals, to the drug and alcohol habits of ancient cultures, to new advances in solar cell technology. On a more personal note, Joseph has had a near-obsession with video games for as long as he can remember, and is probably playing a game at this very moment.