A Tour of NASA’s Solar Eclipse Map for 2023 and 2024
Released on March 8, 2023
The map was updated on March 15, 2023, to correct times in Mexico along the total eclipse path.
Two solar eclipses will cross the United States in 2023 and 2024. On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will create a “ring of fire” in the sky from Oregon to Texas. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Texas to Maine. On both dates, all 48 contiguous states in the U.S. will experience a partial solar eclipse.
Watch a close-up tour of the new 2023 and 2024 solar eclipse map.
Map Credits: Michala Garrison and the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS), in collaboration with the NASA Heliophysics Activation Team (NASA HEAT), part of NASA’s Science Activation portfolio; eclipse calculations by Ernie Wright, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
A map developed using data from a variety of NASA sources shows both eclipse paths as dark bands. Outside those paths, yellow and purple lines show how much of the Sun will become blocked by the Moon during the partial eclipses. Learn more about the upcoming eclipses and how the map was made here.
This video zooms in to different parts of the map, explaining these and other features that describe what observers across the country can expect to see during each eclipse. Explore and download the eclipse map here.
Active Region AR13234 launches an X 2.0 flare just before rotating over the upper right limb of the Sun in this view from the SDO/AIA 304A filter. The point-spread function correction (PSF) has been applied to all this imagery.
Music Credit: “Purple Sun” by Rainman [PRS] via Universal Music Productions