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April 8th 2024 Solar Eclipse Viewable In Newfoundland

Ready to view the April 8th 2024 solar eclipse in Newfoundland & Labrador? We’ve got all the information you’ll need to know where to best see the solar eclipse across Newfoundland. The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, also known as the “Great North American Eclipse,” will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

 A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun, causing the sky to darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

The eclipse will last for over four minutes in some locations, which is considered a long duration for a total solar eclipse.

Safety is a priority when viewing a total solar eclipse. It’s recommended to use safe solar viewing glasses or a safe handheld solar viewer. An indirect viewing method, such as a pinhole projector, can also be used. 

The best spots in Newfoundland and Labrador to view the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, include several cities and regions. The southwest coast, including the scenic, mountainous Codroy Valley, is expected to be a top viewing spot. Other notable locations include Gander, Terra Nova National Park, the Baccalieu Coastal Drive, and the Bonavista Peninsula. 

The famous Fogo Island Inn is also hosting a special solar eclipse event from April 6-10, with presentations and astronomy-related activities for Inn guests.

City Latitude/Longitude Start Time (C1) – UT Where to Look for “First Bite” (V)
Codroy 48.947° N, 59.248° W 18:37:29 1:46:23
Parsons Harbour 47.583° N, 53.983° W 18:37:29 1:46:34
Gander 48.951° N, 54.608° W 18:37:29 1:47:22
Clarenville 48.167° N, 53.967° W 18:37:29 1:47:25
St. John’s 47.561° N, 52.712° W 18:37:29 1:48:14

In addition to these, the cities of Codroy, Parsons Harbour, Gander, and Clarenville are also expected to provide perfect views of the eclipse. 

St. John’s is another location where the eclipse can be viewed.Another interesting location is Eclipse Island in Newfoundland, which is named for its suitability for viewing solar eclipses. However, it’s worth noting that the weather on this day has been cloudy 78% of the time since 2000, which could affect visibility.

List with all cities and viewing times in Newfoundland & Labrador can be viewed here.

It’s important to note that you should only look directly at the Sun without protection during the brief total phase of the eclipse, when the Moon entirely blocks the Sun’s bright face.

After the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the next total solar eclipse that can be seen from NL will be on August 23, 2044

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