Welcome to The Weather Network's hub for all information about the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse plunged parts of North America into temporary daytime darkness on April 8, 2024, as the Moon passed in front of the Sun. This was a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event, as it will be decades before the next total solar eclipse can be viewed from this part of the world.



HubPage - Solar Eclipse - Path


A solar eclipse is an incredible celestial event characterized by the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, resulting in the partial or complete obstruction of the Sun. When the trio is perfectly aligned, the Moon's shadow casts cities into a temporary, but mesmerizing darkness. There are three types of solar eclipses: partial, annular, and total. These classifications delineate the extent to which the Moon obstructs the Sun during the eclipse.
HubPage - Solar Eclipse - Explainer


Below are important times and durations of the solar eclipse event.


For those in path of totality. Non-totality path locations listed further down the page.
HubPage - Solar Eclipse - Timetable1


 Location   Length of Partial     Length of Totality  
Niagara Falls, ON 2 h, 27 m, 8 s 3 min, 31 s
Hamilton, ON 2 h, 27 m, 18 s 1 min, 50 s
Kingston, ON 2 h, 24 m, 57 s 3 min, 4 s
Montreal, QC 2 h, 22 m, 25 s 1 min, 27 s
Sherbrooke, QC 2 h, 21 m, 31 s 3 min, 26 s
Fredericton, NB 2 h, 18 m, 14 s 2 min, 17 s
Miramichi, NB 2 h, 16 m, 48 s 3 min, 8 s
Summerside, PE 2 h, 16 m, 11 s 1 min, 2 s
Gander, NL 2 h, 9 m, 2 s 2 min, 13 s


 Country   Start     End     Totality Duration  
Canada 10:40am PDT 6:18pm NDT 34min, 4s
United States 6:27am HST 4:41pm EDT 1 h, 7min, 58s
Mexico 9:32am PDT 2:56pm EST 40min, 43s


Many regions across Canada experienced a partial eclipse on April 8th as only certain places were in the path of totality. Below lists the start, maximum, and ends times of the partial eclipse for cities across Canada as well as the magnitude of the eclipse.
*All times in local time
  Location   Begins   Maximum   Ends   Magnitude
St. John's, NL 4:09pm 5:15pm 6:17pm 99.9%
Halifax, NS 3:27pm 4:38pm 5:44pm 95.0%
Charlottetown, PE 3:28pm 4:38pm 5:43pm 99.0%
Moncton, NB 3:26pm 4:36pm 5:43pm 99.8%
Quebec, QC 2:18pm 3:30pm 4:38pm 98.0%
Ottawa, ON 2:11pm 3:25pm 4:35pm 98.0%
Toronto, ON 2:04pm 3:19pm 4:31pm 99.9%
Windsor, ON 1:58pm 3:14pm 4:27pm 99.0%
Sudbury, ON 2:05pm 3:19pm 4:29pm 90.0%
Thunder Bay, ON 1:59pm 3:10pm 4:19pm 75.0%
Moosonee, ON 2:11pm 3:20pm 4:27pm 77.0%
Winnipeg, MB 12:54pm 2:01pm 3:08pm 62.0%
Thompson, MB 1:04pm 2:04pm 3:04pm 49.0%
Regina, SK 11:51am 12:53pm 1:56pm 51.0%
Calgary, AB 11:48am 12:43pm 1:38pm 37.0%
Edmonton, AB 11:54am 12:46pm 1:39pm 34.0%
Fort McMurray, AB 12:01pm 12:51pm 1:42pm 32.0%
Vancouver, BC 10:43am 11:30am 12:20pm 28.0%
Prince George, BC 10:54am 11:37am 12:21pm 23.0%
Whitehorse, YT 11:17am 11:35am 11:54am 4.0%
Yellowknife, NT 12:13pm 12:53pm 1:34pm 21.0%
Iqaluit, NU 2:31pm 3:27pm 4:22pm 52.0%
Arviat, NU 1:15pm 2:10pm 3:04pm 41.0%


What does "path of totality" mean?

The path of totality indicates where observers will view the Moon completely cover the Sun.

How big of a temperature drop will occur during the total eclipse?

Dependent on the local weather of your area (cloud cover and humidity), those in the path of totality could see a 5 degree Celsius drop in temperature.

How can you safely view the solar eclipse?

Viewing a solar eclipse without the proper protection can be dangerous, potentially damaging your eyes permanently. Follow these recommendations to stay safe and protect your eyesight.

When will the next total solar eclipse be visible from Canada?

A total solar eclipse won't be seen in Canada again until August 23, 2044.

Will schools close for the total solar eclipse?

Anticipation for the phenomenon has prompted several school closures, especially among those located in the "path of totality" — where the sun will be entirely covered by the moon during the eclipse. For more details click here or check for updates with your local school board.
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