Apr 4, 2024 - News

What San Diego will experience during Monday's eclipse

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

California isn't on the path for a total eclipse Monday, but San Diego will have one of the state's best views of a partial eclipse.

What to expect: About 54% of the Sun will be obscured by the Moon for San Diego County residents — with the eclipse starting around 10am and peaking at 11:11am Monday, according to NASA. It'll be over by 12:20pm.

  • The view gets better the farther east you go, but Californians won't see more than about 60% coverage.

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

The intrigue: Total solar eclipses are rare. There have been just 16 in the U.S. since 1869 and the next one won't come around until 2044.

Flashback: Southern California had a better view of the "ring of fire" annular eclipse in October.

  • Yes, but: That wasn't a total solar eclipse like this one, which means the moon didn't completely cover the sun.

Dig in: Businesses and restaurants are celebrating the celestial event by offering fun eclipse-themed goodies and discounts.

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