Apr 3, 2024 - News

What Georgia will experience during the April 8 solar eclipse

<span style="display: block;text-align: center;">Path of the April 8, 2024 eclipse</span>
Data: NASA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Georgia isn't on the path for a total eclipse on April 8 — but Atlanta will still experience the effects of a partial eclipse that day.

What to expect: Around 84.7% of the sun will be obscured by the moon for the eyes of Atlanta residents — with the eclipse starting around 1:45pm and peaking at 3:04pm.

  • The Georgia town with the highest percentage (89.7%) of the sun to be eclipsed is Cole City in Dade County, in the northwest corner bordering Alabama and Tennessee, according to Eclipse2020.org.
<span style="display: block;text-align: center;">Path of the April 8, 2024 eclipse</span>
Data: NASA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Be smart: If you're going to look up at the eclipse, make sure you have eclipse glasses or you could damage your eyes.

The intrigue: Total solar eclipses are rare. There have been just 16 in the U.S. since 1869.

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