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Solar Eclipses: Total Solar Eclipse, April 8, 2024

This guide provides the resources, both print and online, for the recreational and safe viewing of solar eclipses. Browse the resources below or check the shelves at your Delaware Public Library in the following area: 523.78

Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely covers the sun. 

A total solar eclipse as seen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. This solar eclipse is at the point of totality, when the moon completely blocks out the body of the sun. Courtesy


Path of the Solar Eclipse, April 8, 2024


The solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, will be total in a narrow path from Mexico to the Canadian maritimes and partial to the northwest and southeast. Yellow curves indicate how much of the Sun is covered by the Moon outside the path of totality. The difference between a total solar eclipse and a partial one is literally the difference between night and day, so get yourself into the path of totality if you can.

Path of the Total Solar Eclipse

Path of the Total Solar Eclipse.

Solar Eclipse

Graphic courtesy of the Rice Space Institute