Apr 5, 2024 - News

What Utahns can expect 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

Utahns will experience the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on April 8 to varying degrees.

State of play: The Beehive State is not on its path of totality, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to take in the astronomical event.

  • Nearly 50% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon in Salt Lake City, per NASA's eclipse map. The eclipse is projected to begin at 11:25am and last until 1:40pm. The weather in Salt Lake is supposed to be mostly sunny.
  • People in Moab and southeastern Utah will witness about 60% coverage from the moon.
<span style="display: block;text-align: center;">Path of the April 8, 2024, eclipse</span>
Data: NASA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

The big picture: Nearly everyone in the U.S. should be able to see at least a partial eclipse, barring bad weather, Axios' Jacob Knutson reports.

Zoom out: Texas appears to be this year's prime eclipse destination, according to AAA booking data.

  • Indianapolis, Cleveland and Buffalo, New York are also among the top eclipse-viewing cities.

Be smart: Protect your eyes. The Clark Planetarium at The Gateway is selling eclipse glasses for $3 while supplies last.

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