Montréal Eclipse

April 8, 2024 • 2:14 PM

Total Solar Eclipse

What's Happening?

On Monday, April 8, 2024, the Moon will totally block out the Sun. This will be visible over Montréal and day will turn into night for about two minutes.

Here are the important times:

  • Eclipse begins: 2:14 PM
  • Total eclipse: 3:26 PM
  • Eclipse ends: 4:36 PM

Is totality visible all over Montréal?

No! This is important: the path of totality cuts through half of Montréal. If you are on the northern part of the island, you will only get 99% coverage.

Map of Montreal Solar Eclipse on April 8 2024

That may not sound like a lot, but it means the Moon doesn't fully block out the Sun, which is the magic of a total solar eclipse.

On Monday, April 8, make sure you are on the blue part of the map above. The further "in" the blue part of the map, the longer totality will last.

If you are on the very edge of the blue line, expect about 15-30 seconds of totality. If you're at the Old Port, you can expect about 60 seconds.

What do I need?

You'll need eclipse glasses to safely watch this! Never attempt to look at the Sun without proper equipment.

Available in single or bulk purchases. These glasses are ISO 12312-2 certified and are safe for solar viewing.

Is this visible elsewhere?

Yes! This will be visible across Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

View a complete map of the eclipse.

Can you tell me more?

Of course! If you want more information or wish to have a presentation about this eclipse, please reach out to Plateau Astro, based in Montréal.

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