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Total solar eclipse 2024: Live updates on start time and weather forecast


Solar eclipse path of totality across North America

A total eclipse of the sun is set to plunge a stretch of North America into darkness on Monday, will millions of spectators across the US, Mexico and Canada hoping to catch a glimpse of the celestial phenomenon.

It promises to be North America’s biggest eclipse crowd ever, thanks to the lure of up to four minutes of midday darkness in Texas and other spots.

Almost everyone in North America is guaranteed at least a partial eclipse, weather permitting.

The best weather is expected at the tail end of the eclipse in Vermont and Maine, as well as New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

“Cloud cover is one of the trickier things to forecast,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alexa Maines explained at Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Centre on Sunday. “At the very least, it won’t snow.”


What time the solar eclipse begins

We’re about 90 minutes away from the total eclipse beginning in the US.

If you want to know the exact time that it starts where you are, here’s a handy map shared by Accuweather.

What time to see the total solar eclipse on 8 April, 2024 (Accuweather)

Anthony Cuthbertson8 April 2024 18:02


How the solar eclipse will impact the weather

The folks over at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have shared an animation that shows just how much today’s solar eclipse will impact the heating of the Earth.

Incoming solar radiation will drop from above 700 watts per metre-squared to nearly zero when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun.

“Scientists at NOAA GSL are calculating how much the moon will block incoming solar radiation, which impacts heating of the Earth and therefore the weather,” the US governemnt agency wrote in a post to X.

Anthony Cuthbertson8 April 2024 17:45


View from Vermont: Jeffersonville overflowing with eclipse chasers – and syrup

The Lodge at Wyckoff Maple – just outside Jeffersonville, Vermont – was fully booked for the eclipse. Owner Tom Wyckoff hadn’t known the eclipse was coming until about a month ago, he’d assumed the rush in bookings had been for a local wedding.

He had just charged the regular rate – he’d been horrified to hear of other Airbnb hosts later that had cancelled bookings and upped prices four times higher once they realised…

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