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Solar eclipse 2024: Times and tips for Monday’s eclipse



Solar eclipse 2024: Times and tips for Monday's eclipse

Make manner for a memorable Monday as a photo voltaic eclipse arrives throughout the Maritimes.

Elements of the area will expertise whole daytime darkness for as much as three minutes and 20 seconds, because the moon aligns completely between the solar and Earth.

The eclipse’s path of totality contains central New Brunswick, the western tip of Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton’s Meat Cove space in Nova Scotia.

Different elements of the Maritimes will expertise a partial photo voltaic eclipse.

Don’t look instantly on the eclipse’s partial section at any time with out carrying licensed security eyeglasses.

Parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, as nicely america and Mexico, can even expertise Monday’s whole photo voltaic eclipse.

After Monday, the subsequent whole photo voltaic eclipse within the Maritimes will happen on Might 1, 2079.

A map exhibiting the April 8, 2024, photo voltaic eclipse that shall be seen in elements of the Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, together with parts of america and Mexico.

The next are eclipse occasions for choose Maritime communities, inside and out of doors the trail of totality:

Path of totality eclipse occasions throughout the Maritimes

Hartland, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:22:43 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:32:24 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 3 minutes, 20.7 seconds

Florenceville-Bristol, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:22:41 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:32:19 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 3 minutes, 18.9 seconds

Doaktown, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:24:34 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:33:48 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 3 minutes, 16.6 seconds

Woodstock, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:22:34 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:32:22 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 3 minutes, 16.2 seconds

Tignish Nook, P.E.I.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:27:11 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:35:44 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 3 minutes, 10.9 seconds

Miramichi, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:25:27p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:34:24 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 3 minutes, 8.2 seconds

Alberton, P.E.I.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:27:08 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:35:49 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 3 minutes, 2.5 seconds

Perth-Andover, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:22:39 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:32:25 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 2 minutes, 52.8 seconds

Bouctouche, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:26:14 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:35:28 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 2 minutes, 34.5 seconds

Plaster Rock, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:23:07 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:32:54 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 2 minutes, 32.1 seconds

Chipman, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:24:45 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:34:29 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 2 minutes, 25.7 seconds


  • Eclipse begin time: 3:23:41 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:33:50 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 2 minutes, 12.4 seconds

Tracadie-Sheila, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:26:18 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:35:22 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 2 minutes, 9.2 seconds

Meat Cove, N.S.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:31:16 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:39:37 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 1 minute, 29.5 seconds

Grand Falls, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:22:46 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:33:10 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 1 minute, 17.9 seconds

Summerside, P.E.I.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:27:22 p.m.
  • Totality begin time: 4:37:08 p.m.
  • Period of totality: 1 minute, 1.3 seconds

Most partial eclipse occasions throughout Maritime cities exterior of totality

Moncton, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:26:04 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse time: 4:36:45 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse magnitude: 99.89 per cent

Edmundston, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:22:11 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse time: 4:33:13 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse magnitude: 99.8 per cent

Charlottetown, P.E.I.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:28:09 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse time: 4:38:17 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse magnitude: 99.2 per cent

Saint John, N.B.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:24:14 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse time: 4:35:34 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse magnitude: 98.1 per cent

Sydney, N.S.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:31:39 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse time: 4:40:53 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse magnitude: 97.3 per cent

Halifax, N.S.

  • Eclipse begin time: 3:27:21 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse time: 4:38:04 p.m.
  • Mid-eclipse magnitude: 94.5 per cent

Free licensed eclipse glasses have been distributed in communities all through western New Brunswick main as much as the April 8 eclipse. (Nick Moore/CTV Atlantic)

The place to observe the eclipse

New Brunswick

An inventory of free New Brunswick eclipse viewing occasions, together with choose up places for licensed security eyeglasses (if nonetheless obtainable) might be discovered right here.

Free public eclipse viewing occasions will occur Monday afternoon in a number of New Brunswick communities, together with: Florenceville-Bristol, Fredericton, Hartland, Miramichi, Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Woodstock, Arcadia, and Moncton.

A photo voltaic telescope balloon will launch from Florenceville-Bristol in the beginning of the eclipse to seize photos of the spectacle excessive above New Brunswick. Dwell photos from the telescope will stream stay to native viewing occasions, in addition to on-line.


Monday’s whole photo voltaic eclipse shall be seen by means of most of Prince County in western P.E.I., in addition to northern elements of Queen’s County, together with:

  • Tignish
  • Alberton
  • O’Leary
  • Tyne Valley
  • Wellington
  • Summerside
  • Cavendish
  • Kensington

The North Cape Coastal Drive social media web page lists a lot of gathering spots in western P.E.I., together with:

  • The North Cape Interpretive Centre in Tignish is open from 9 a.m. to six p.m.
  • There shall be an eclipse watch occasion with the St. Chrysostome Seaside Goats from 3 p.m. to six p.m.
  • The Stompin’ Tom Centre in Skinners Pond will host free leisure from 1 p.m. to 2p.m. with musician Kurk Bernard
  • The West Level Harbourside Centre in O’Leary is internet hosting a BBQ and actions for youths beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Bi-Centennial Park in Tignish is internet hosting a free group occasion from 1:30 p.m. to five:30 p.m.

Town of Charlottetown says the within lane of the Victoria Park Roadway, from Terry Fox Drive to Victoria Park Driveway, shall be closed to visitors from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the eclipse.

Town says the partial street closure shall be in place to “permit the general public to securely observe the photo voltaic eclipse from the park.”

Cape Breton

The Lawless Lobster Seafood Trailer shall be open for everybody travelling to the northern tip of Cape Breton for the eclipse.

“We shall be serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, bottled water, gentle drinks, potato chips and naturally our well-known seafood chowder. We can even have some Meat Cove merchandise obtainable,” reads a publish on the trailer’s Fb web page.

Individuals collect to get an excellent vantage level of the eclipse in Meat Cove, N.S., on April 8, 2024. (Ryan MacDonald/CTV Atlantic)

The Meat Cove Group Centre shall be internet hosting a Sweets and Tea Eclipse Social from 1:30 pm to three:30 pm. The occasion is $10 for adults and $5 for youths

Vacation spot Cape Breton additionally recommends folks go to the Skyline Path, Inverness Seaside, the Highland Village in Iona and Chéticamp to observe the eclipse.

Climate continues to be excellent for eclipse viewing

CTV Atlantic meteorologist Kalin Mitchell says it’s so far so good for climate within the Maritimes and viewing the photo voltaic eclipse.

Just a few patchy, damaged mid-level cloud is shifting by means of at an honest clip. Mitchell says it shouldn’t be sufficient to completely impede viewing in any a part of the Maritimes Monday afternoon.

Satellite tv for pc imagery exhibiting only a little bit of patchy, mid-level cloud passing northwest to southeast throughout the Maritimes.

Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., circumstances are anticipated to be primarily clear for New Brunswick, and some, or patchy, clouds are anticipated for each Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

Wonderful viewing circumstances are anticipated throughout a lot of the Maritimes Monday afternoon.

Visitors and communications

New Brunswick public faculties inside the eclipse’s path of totality shall be dismissed early from afternoon courses on Monday.

Drivers ought to put together for detours and delays inside the path of totality, with an inflow of individuals anticipated.

A number of restrictions for autos shall be in impact round three Woodstock public viewing areas on Monday. A shuttle service in Florenceville-Bristol will run between two public viewing occasions on either side of the Saint John River, with crews directing visitors on the Florenceville Bridge (which is down to 1 lane as a result of ongoing development). The world’s longest coated bridge in Hartland shall be closed to autos from 12 p.m. to six p.m.

A roadside signal warns of visitors delays on April 8 close to Woodstock, N.B. (Nick Moore/CTV Atlantic)

New Brunswick’s Emergency Measures Organized has suggested drivers to gas up earlier than venturing out, with the potential for lengthy waits.

A spotlight inside the path of totality can even be positioned on communications, with an expectation for prime community demand. Bell Aliant says routine upkeep shall be paused on Monday afternoon to optimize information and voice providers in areas the place giant numbers of individuals are anticipated. Bell Aliant (a division of Bell, which owns CTV Atlantic) says utilization ranges shall be monitored intently all through the eclipse occasion. will present stay protection of the eclipse because it travels throughout the Maritimes on Monday.

A particular version of CTV Information at Six with Todd Battis will broadcast stay Monday from Miramichi, that includes in depth eclipse protection from throughout the area.

A particular version of CTV Information at Six on Monday, April 8 will characteristic stay in depth eclipse protection from throughout the Maritimes. (Supply: CTV Atlantic)

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