Surya Grahan 2024: Everything You Need to Know (Date, Time, & Where to See It)

Curious about the 2024 Solar Eclipse? Get details on the date, time, visibility, and safe viewing tips for Surya Grahan!


The celestial dance of the sun, moon, and Earth is set to unveil a breathtaking spectacle—the total solar eclipse of 2024. Mark your calendars for Monday, 8th April, as the cosmos orchestrates a rare cosmic ballet during Chaitra Amavasya.

Here are the essential details you need to prepare for this awe-inspiring event:

  • Date and Time:

The solar eclipse will commence at 9:12 PM and conclude at 1:25 AM (Indian Standard Time).

The Sutak period begins 12 hours before the eclipse and ends when the eclipse concludes.

Chaitra Amavasya falls on the same day, from 03:21 AM to 11:50 PM.

  • Path of Totality:

When the moon completely obscures the sun, it casts a shadow on Earth—the coveted “path of totality.”

On April 8, 2024, this shadow will trace a narrow strip across North America, spanning approximately 115 miles in width.

Lucky observers within this path can witness the total solar eclipse if weather conditions permit.

  • Where to Watch:

The eclipse will embark over the South Pacific Ocean before making landfall.

Mexico’s Pacific coast will be the first location in continental North America to plunge into darkness.

As the Moon’s shadow moves northeast, it will pass through parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and even Canada.

  • Duration:

If you find yourself in the path of totality, prepare for a mesmerizing experience lasting 3 to 4 minutes.

The longest duration—4 minutes and 27 seconds—will grace the skies near Torreon, Mexico.

  • Safety Precautions:

Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.

To observe this celestial spectacle safely, don specially designed eclipse glasses.

While India won’t witness this particular eclipse, scientists consider it an extremely rare occurrence. So, whether you’re in Mexico, the United States, or Canada, prepare to be spellbound by the cosmic theater unfolding above.

Remember, the universe invites us to gaze upward, marvel, and ponder our place in the grand cosmic tapestry.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on astronomical data and is subject to change. Always verify details closer to the event date

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