NASA’s 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipse Map

A map shows the 48 contiguous U.S. states with two dark bands running across it. One band, labeled "Annular Solar Eclipse", crosses states from Oregon to Texas. The other band, labeled "Total Solar Eclipse", crosses states from Texas to Maine.
April 12, 2023
CreditNASA/Scientific Visualization Studio/Michala Garrison; eclipse calculations by Ernie Wright, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Multiple versions of this map can be downloaded at the link under "Downloads."

Where will you be for the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses in the United States? NASA has released a new map that could help you decide.

Based on observations from several NASA missions, the map details the path of the Moon’s shadow as it crosses the contiguous U.S. during the annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023, and total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

These dark paths across the continent show where observers will need to be to see the “ring of fire” when the Moon blocks all but the outer edge of the Sun during the annular eclipse, and the ghostly-white outer atmosphere of the Sun (the corona) when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s disk during the total eclipse.

Outside those paths, the map also shows where and how much the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. On both dates, all 48 contiguous states in the U.S. will experience at least a partial solar eclipse (as will Mexico and most of Canada).

Learn more about how to read this map here.