2024 Eclipse is 5 years from today


A solar eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun.

A total solar eclipse is when the moon lines up perfectly in a way that fully obscures the sun. When this happens only a narrow path on the earth experiences the fully obscured sun for just a few minutes. This is called “totality” and it’s something that many in Middle Tennessee got to experience on August 21, 2017.

If you missed the 2017 total eclipse, you’ll have another shot at seeing this amazing phenomena exactly five years from today! 

The next total solar eclipse where the path intersects portions of the US will occur on April 8, 2024.

The path of totality will travel from Texas to Maine, unfortunately, Middle Tennessee is not within the path of totality this time around, however, we will see a Partial Solar Eclipse. In Nashville, 94.8% of the sun will be obscured during the eclipse if you travel to Memphis that number goes up to 98%. Knoxville will see 88.6% coverage.

The eclipse of 2017 traveled from the northwest to the southeast. The eclipse of 2024 will travel from the southwest to the northeast. In order to fully experience the eclipse, you will need to be within the path of totality.

For the full view, you will have to travel. Multiple cities will have a front row seat to this event. Below is a list of cities in the US that will be in the path of totality for the 2024 eclipse. 

  • San Antonio, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Carbondale, IL
  • Evansville, IN
  • Henderson, KY
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Toledo, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Erie, PA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Burlington, VT

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