2024 Solar Eclipse Guide – Monday April 8th

 

A total solar eclipse will be visible in Windsor Essex, weather permitting, on Monday April 8th, 2024 and Windsor Essex will be in the path of totality.  Windsor Essex is one of the premier spots in the WORLD to see the 2024 eclipse.

During a total solar eclipse, the path of totality is a narrow corridor approximately 100 to 115 km wide where the Sun appears to be completely covered by the Moon for a short period of time (between 2 and 3 minutes). This is the most spectacular part of the eclipse, as those who are lucky enough to be in this corridor are able to see the Sun’s corona, the chromosphere, prominences and streamers. Visitors will travel to our area to witness this event. Proper eye protection is essential before and after totality.

The partial phase should start at approximately 1:58pm and end at 4:28pm. Totality should take place 3:12pm to 3:14pm. Click here for detailed timing and information.


Where To View?

Several sites in Windsor Essex will be deemed in the path of totality, and primary public access sites to view the eclipse include:

3:00+ minutes of totality

  • Lake Erie North Shore
  • Pelee Island

2:30+ of totality

  • Point Pelee National Park
  • Seacliff Park & Beach

2:00+ of totality

  • Hillman Marsh
  • Lakeside Park

1:30+ of totality

  • Colchester Beach and Harbour
  • Holiday Beach Conservation Area
  • Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Solar Eclipse Event Guide

Click here to view our Solar Eclipse Event Guide. Reserve your place at one of the best viewing areas in Canada. Stay tuned for one-of-a-kind events, trip packages, and experiences leading up to the 2024 solar eclipse.

Windsor Essex businesses and organizations are hosting viewing parties like ‘Celest-Fest at the Beach’ hosted by the Essex Region Conservation Authority at Holiday Beach Conservation Area; Total Eclipse Sailing on the Pelee Islander II, Eclipse Viewing Party at Oxley Estate Winery, or make it an overnight stay at Walnut Grove Bed & Breakfast! Check out the full Eclipse Guide and check back often as new events will continue to be added.


Very important! Looking directly at the Sun, without appropriate protection, can lead to serious problems such as partial or complete loss of eyesight.

During any solar eclipse, it is imperative to wear special glasses with filters designed for eclipse watching (ISO 12312-2 international standard) to prevent eye damage. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes sufficiently.


Information Sources:
https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/eclipses/solar-eclipses.asp
https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/eclipses/solar-eclipses.asp
https://eclipse2024.org/
https://www.timeanddate.com/

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