Eclipse Chasing: Where To Travel for a Transcendent View of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

The 2024 total solar eclipse is a celestial event that will occur across North America on Monday, 8 April, 2024. This astronomical phenomenon is a form of syzygy as it involves the alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth in a way that the Moon completely covers the Sun and casts a moving shadow darkening a large swath of the Earth below.

In 2024 the Path of Totality, where the Sun will be completely obscured by the Moon, will traverse across the Pacific Ocean, North America and the North Atlantic. With some areas of the passage expected to be darkened by the Moon’s shadow for up to 4 minutes and 28 seconds, the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse is anticipated to be a relatively lengthy and spectacular solar event.

Whether you’re a seasoned eclipse chaser or a first-time observer, the 2024 total solar eclipse promises to be a memorable and visually stunning event. If you travel to one of these prime viewing locations, please take the necessary precautions for your safety. Special solar viewing glasses or solar filters for telescopes and cameras are essential for safely witnessing this awe-inspiring event.

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San Antonio, Austin and Dallas, Texas

River Walk, San Antonio, Texas
The River Walk, San Antonio, Texas

Texas is blessed to have several major metropolitan areas that should make for great viewing. If you choose to view the solar eclipse from San Antonio, aside from the eclipse and the Alamo, you will probably remember a casual stroll along the River Walk, visiting the historic downtown or San Antonio Missions Historical Park. At the sprawling 22-acre state capital in Austin, you will have a scenic view in all directions from this hilltop vista. Traversing North to the cultural center of the state, Dallas is home to a multitude of parks, museums and beer microbrews that will be a great way to pass time before the skies darken.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana is in the heart of the Midwest in the United States. Indianapolis is not only the state capitol, it’s a city filled with positive energy, museums and wonderful sports adventures. In honor of the eclipse, the expansive green space in the city center that is White River State Park will host the LUNACY! Solar Eclipse Festival.

Cleveland, Ohio

Downtown Cleveland viewed from the Great Lakes

Cleveland, borders the Great Lakes and is a mecca for sports, music and arts. Make sure to take in the many attractions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, museums and sports venues before heading to the shores of Lake Erie to take in the celestial event. 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada as seen from Lake Ontario

Not far from Niagara Falls you will find stunning views available in Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Whether you’re viewing from high up in the iconic 553-meter tall CN Tower or on the shores of Lake Ontario, take time to indulge in the rich tapestry of Canadian culture and the warmth and kindness the citizens of Canada are known for.

Burlington, Vermont

Historic downtown, Burlington, Vermont

Before the Moon retreats and the Sun re-emerges, one of the last major cities in the USA that will have a keen view of the eclipse is Burlington, Vermont. Embodying a small town vibe with big city amenities, this hip and picturesque historical city has a modern and hip ambience for eclipse chasers pursuing an enchanting view.

Happy eclipse chasing!

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